The stress state near cracks and the stability of the cracks under traffic loads are studied by means of a three-dimensional photoelastic model test. The materials, (which have various elastic modulus), used for the pavement model are epoxy resin mixed with a varying amount of high polymer. The model scale is 1/20. The traffic load on the model is transferred by means of a round plate on which a concentrated force is applied. Isochromatic and isoclinic lines are observed in order to analyse the state of the stress in the models. The result shows that after the bottom of the pavement cracks, it is likely for the cracks to propagate 30-40 degrees deviating from their central lines, and then to reflect to the surface entirely. (a) for the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD abstract no 823365.

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  • Pagination: p. 75-80
  • Monograph Title: Academic conference proceedings, Transpo '89

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  • Accession Number: 00499321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Centre (CDV)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM