Heavy Duty Industrial Pavements: Ashdod North Port Development Case Study
APSDS can be readily used to design heavy duty industrial pavements such as container terminals. Container handling vehicles can have tyre loads comparable to those resulting from very large aircraft.
The development of the new Ashdod North Port in Israel will involve an investment of about a billion dollars. The Port of Ashdod is situated about 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv. Pavement design has been carried out by Kars Drenth of Netherlands Pavement Consultants (contact details below) on behalf of ARCADIS Bouw/Infra Consultants.
Engineering analysis of the pavement design of this container port addressed Bulk and Cargo Handling, General Cargo and Ro-Ro Activities and Container Handling. The pavements are loaded by Front Lift Trucks, Ro-Ro Trailers, Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes and In-Terminal Trailers. APSDS was used to study pavement alternatives based on a paver block or asphaltic surfacing and cement bound base layers, including the lateral wander of the various vehicles, the frequency distribution of container weights and loading groups of the traffic spectrum.
APSDS has been superseded by HIPAVE:
New software for intermodal container terminals
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 is designed to conveniently model each combination of vehicle model and container load and to combine the damage using the Cumulative Damage Factor concept.
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For further project details:
Kars P. Drenth Netherlands Pavement Consultants PO Box 2756 3500 GT UTRECHT The Netherlands
E-mail email@example.com Tel +31 30 2876981 Fax +31 30 2887844
Project cost for the new Ashdod North Port in Israel is about a billion dollars.
Pavement alternatives studied with APSDS considered the lateral wander of the various vehicles and the frequency distribution of container weights.
APSDS has recently been used on container handling projects for the Port of Brisbane Corporation (Australia) and CTX Corporation (Florida).