Mechanistic Design Workshops



In 2002 Professor Andrew Dawson from University of Nottingham (specialist in unbound granular pavements) ran an international workshop to point the way for future development of mechanistic methods for analysing and designing unbound granular pavement, (see details in 2002 heading below). The principles he outlined were state-of-the-art at the time but have stood the test of time, and have been followed by several NZ researchers since.

Every few years, a similar national workshop has been convened, open to all interested parties and the powerpoints prepared are presented below (sorted with most recent at the top).

Previous Seminars

FWDUG (USA User Group) previous presentations

Bruce Chappell
CIRCLY - What Modulus Values for Stress Dependent Materials


Mechanistic Design and Evaluation of Pavements 2008 Workshop

Foamed Bitumen Stabilisation of Pavements - Dave Alabaster and Alvaro Gonzalez

Rehabilitation using Foamed Bitumen - Paul Anderson

Foamed Bitumen Design Considerations - Allen Browne

Do You Believe Curvature? - Paul Anderson

Anomalies in FWD Back calculation - Gerhard van Blerk and Fritz Jooste

Flexural Life of Unbound Granular Pavements with Chip Seal Surfacings - Graham Salt

Critical Strains in Unbound Basecourse - Bryan Pidwerbesky

Pavement Deflection Measurements Using the Geobeam - Steven Anderson

Pavement Structural Life Determination - Dave Stevens

Assessment of Pavement Layer Quality using CUSUM Analysis - Gary Lin

Deflection Monitoring at Pukekohe Mega Centre - David Hutchison