A method of designing Sulphlex mixtures was developed based on the indirect tension test. The design procedure allows prediction of paving mix performance from the ultimate tensile properties. These properties were found to be sensitive to binder content variation. The toughness of Sulphlex and asphalt concrete mixes was shown to reach a well-defined peak, which corresponds very closely to the optimum binder content. The vaiation of toughness with changes in aggregate angularity, temperature, and rate of loading was examined. A more detailed analysis of mixture performance was based on the failure envelope. The concept of a window on the failure stress-strain plot formed by boundary curves representing types of pavement distress was developed. Boundary curves were established for the permanent deforamtion and thermal cracking modes of failure. A method of estimating the fatigue life of paving mixture was based on the relationship between resilient modulus and temperature using the conventional approach of analyzing fatigue data. The procedure for optimizing a mixture design was outlined, and an example is included.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 174-178
  • Monograph Title: Asphalt materials, mixtures, construction, moisture effects and sulfur
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  • Accession Number: 00390807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309035546
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM