Concrete slabs with optimised geometry ThAT EFFECTIVELY REPLACES ASPHALT
Unique engineering for industrial pavements utilising proprietary tools that optimise pavement designs based on finite element modelling. These tools allow you to design thinner slabs while minimising construction costs and maximising service life of concrete slabs with less maintenance.
The TCPavements®design software OptiPave2® is a revolutionary invention because it considers the position loads in an innovative way that facilitates a more complete performance prediction to increase the accuracy of concrete pavement design.
The key principle of the design method is to configure the slab size so that not more than one set of wheels are on any given slab at any time, thereby mitigating top-down cracking potential.
TCPavements® design method has proven to be a reliable solution that routinely results in a reduction of 25% or more in pavement costs.
KEY FEATURES / BENEFITS
- Optimisation of pavement geometry for a set of wheels per slab
- Design based on finite element modelling
- Custom engineering for each project
- OptiPave2®TCPavements® design software
- Construction consulting
TCPAVEMENTS DESIGN CONCEPT
The TCPavements® design optimises slab geometry to minimise slab thickness. By limiting loads to one set of wheels per panel, surface stresses are minimised, virtually eliminating top-down cracking potential. As shown below, a traditional AASHTO design requires 250mm of slab thickness whereas a TCPavements® design for the same loading requires just 150mm.
The TCPavements® design can be constructed as any other conventional concrete pavement, with fixed-form, slipform, or laser-screed placement. Because slabs generally are thinner, less concrete is required for the same constructed area, reducing material requirements and accelerating construction.