MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION AND LAYERED THEORY FOR USE IN FATIGUE ANALYSES

This paper examines and evaluates currently available techniques to determine (a) load-deformation characteristics of the various paving components that are suitable for use in performing a practical fatigue analysis, and (b) the response in terms of stress, strain, and deflection of the pavement structure when subjected to traffic loading. Emphasis is placed throughout the paper on practical aspects of material characterization and structural analysis. An extensive list of references is given. The survey of literature indicates that suitable dynamic laboratory tests are available for use in characterizing pavement material properties in analytical or numerical solutions to layered pavement systems. A detailed discussion is given of material properties, testing techniques, and testing systems. Existing layered theories are reviewed, and a number of comparisons are given between calculated and measured responses of several layered pavement systems. A table summarizes the availability and limitations of several computer programs for predicting the response of layered pavement systems. Practical recommendations are given concerning the required laboratory testing and the layered theory suitable for use in a fatigue subsystem. /Author/

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    • Appeared in Structural Design of Asphalt Concrete Pavements to Prevent Fatigue Cracking. Proceedings of a Symposium held January 22, 1973. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Barksdale, Richard D
    • Hicks, R G
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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-48
  • Monograph Title: STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS TO PREVENT FATIGUE CRACKING
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  • Accession Number: 00272010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902160X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1974 12:00AM