A computation software tool for stresses created by road traffic on pavement structures, with a complementary pavement design assistance feature in accordance with the precepts of the rational LCPC-SETRA method.
Objectives and functional attributes of this software
The "ALIZE-LCPC" program serves as the reference for road pavement design computations in France; it enables computing stresses created by traffic loads on these types of structures. Such computations prove essential to implementing the so-called "rational" design method for both new pavements and reinforcement of existing pavements in France; this method was derived by LCPC, in collaboration with the SETRA Highway Engineering Agency, as of the end of the 1970's. The theoretical core of the program lies in the solution to the problem of an isotropic linear elastic multi-layer, as proposed by D. Burmister.