THE EFFECT OF VARYING THE MODULUS AND THICKNESS OF ASPHALTIC CONCRETE SURFACING MATERIALS

This report is a theoretical study of the effects of varying the modulus and thickness of asphalt concrete surfacing materials. Three typical flexible pavement design problems at two levels of hot mix asphaltic concrete (HMAC) elastic modulus are analyzed using linear elastic theory. Specific findings are: (1) the use of an HMAS modulus which is much higher than the base course modulus, is discouraged, (2) if a high HMAC - base course modular ratio cannot be avoided, then one should avoid the range from 1 inch to 6 inches of HMAC thickness, and (3) the softening of the base material immediately under the surface layer results in higher tensile stresses at the bottom of the surface layer, and accelerates fatigue deterioration of the pavement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Lu, D Y
    • Scrivner, F H
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-1-8-69-123-24 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM