Improved design procedures for asphalt pavements: pavement temperature and load frequency estimation

This report documents a study designed to predict temperature and load frequency in asphalt pavements and their effect on the modulus of the asphalt material. It is the first report from a three-year Austroads project which aims to improve the design procedures for asphalt pavements in Australia. As part of the study the procedures for the estimation of load pulse duration and for pavement temperature calculation in the current Austroads Guide were reviewed and compared to international practice. A pavement temperature prediction method was calibrated against local historical pavement temperature data. The accuracy of the developed model is considered to be suitable for use in asphalt pavement design.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 63p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781925037227
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AP-T248/13
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2013 10:08AM