The Heavy Duty Industrial Pavement Design Guide has been developed for users of the HIPAVE software. The Guide is a collaborative effort currently involving Dr. Leigh Wardle of Mincad Systems, Ian Rickards (Pioneer Road Services Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia), John Lancaster (VicRoads, Australia) and Dr. Susan Tighe (Dept. Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada).
HIPAVE (Heavy Industrial PAVEment design) is for the mechanistic analysis and design of flexible pavements subjected to the extremely heavy wheel loads associated with freight handling vehicles in industrial facilities, in particular, intermodal container terminals. It conveniently models each combination of vehicle model and container load and combines the damage using the Cumulative Damage Factor concept.
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The Guide presents best practice in the design of new construction and rehabilitation of industrial pavements. The Guide steers the designer through all necessary design considerations and suggests external sources for research updates.
Download the Guide: Heavy Duty Industrial Pavement Design Guide.
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We have recently published three papers that outline the design philosophy of the Guide:
Wardle , L., Rickards, I. and Lancaster, J. (2006). HIPAVE – A Tool To Assist In The Mechanistic Empirical Design Of Heavy Duty Industrial Flexible Pavements. 10th International Conference on Asphalt Pavements (ISAP), Quebec, Canada, August. 12-17.
Wardle, L. J., Rickards, I. and Hudson, K. (2005). HIPAVE A Mechanistic Design Tool for Heavy-Duty Industrial Pavements. Proc. AAPA Pavements Industry Conf., Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Wardle, L. J. and Oldfield, D. (2005). HIPAVE A Mechanistic Design Tool for Flexible Port Pavements. Proc. 2005 Coasts and Ports Australasian Conference, Adelaide, South Australia 21-23 September 2005.
Make sure you use appropriate Performance Data
We have recently published a paper that describes why performance data developed for highway pavements is not appropriate for heavy loadings such as airports and container terminals and can lead to grossly under-designed pavements.