CHARACTERISTICS OF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS FOR ENGINEERING ANALYSES OF PAVEMENTS

The pavement design field is making increased use of structural layer analysis techniques. One of the important types of input to these analyses is fundamental properties of materials. This paper describes the nature of such layer analysis techniques and the basic materials porperties required as inputs. A set of judgement criteria for materials testing are presented and currently available testing techniques are categorized and discussed with the basic features of the more common techniques briefly described. In addition, the potential uses of the results of the analyses are briefly described. Finally, several examples of the effects of variation in materials properties, as related to non-uniformity, error and difference of technique, are presented in terms of the number of equivalent loads that a typical pavement section can accommodate during its service life. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Technical Asphalt Association

    300-895 Fort Street
    Victoria, British Columbia  Canada  V8W 1H7
  • Authors:
    • Kennedy, T W
    • Haas, RCG
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00131748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM