DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURES FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF UNTREATED GRANULAR BASE COURSE AND ASPHALT-TREATED BASE COURSE MATERIALS

The report describes a study on the characterization of untreated granular base course and asphalt-treated base course materials. The applicability of elastic and linear viscoelastic characterization have been evaluated. A review of previous information and an experimental program which consisted of dynamic and creep triaxial tests at a variety of temperatures and stress states was conducted and the results analyzed. A sensitivity study using a linear elastic model, together with a fatigue mode of failure, was conducted to evaluate the significance of material characterization relative to other factors as they influence pavement performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT and FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Materials Research and Development, Incorporated

    2730 Adeline Street
    Oakland, CA  United States  94607

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Smith, W S
    • Nair, K
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 221 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-74- 61 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FHWA-7785
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM