CIRCLY is a comprehensive program for analysis and design of pavements. The program can calculate stresses, strains and displacements induced by a variety of surface loads on layered soil systems. CIRCLY is widely used in Australia and overseas and is an integral part of the Austroads Pavement Design Guide.
APSDS (Airport Pavement Structural Design System) is a special version for airport pavements.
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.
This Table compares the features of the three packages:
|Application Profile:||Road pavements-streets, roads, highways||Airport pavements||Container and intermodal terminal pavements|
|Key Core Features:||no wander||rigorous wander algorithm||rigorous wander algorithm|
|parametric analysis||parametric analysis||parametric analysis|
|economic analysis||economic analysis||economic analysis|
|support for 2004 Austroads Pavement Design Guide||Barker-Brabston heavy duty unbound materials||Barker-Brabston heavy duty unbound materials|
|Standard Vehicle Library with automatic updates||Standard Vehicle Library with automatic updates|
|calculation of axle loads from vehicle geometry and container mass|
|automatic treatment of container mass distributions|