CHARACTERIZATION OF SEASONAL INFLUENCES ON ASPHALT PAVEMENTS WITH THE USE OF FALLING WEIGHT DEFLECTOMETERS

The research described in this thesis was carried out at the Road and Railroad Research Laboratory of the Delft University of Technology. The seasonal effects on the response of asphalt pavements for the temperate marine climatic condition in the Netherlands were investigated. The response of the pavement is measured by the falling weight deflectometer (FWD). First the FWD equipment, its components, calibration and testing procedures are discussed. Next, the quantification of changes of temperature and season on the changes of stiffness moduli of the constituent layers of the asphalt pavement structure is discussed. Descriptions of the three-year seasonal monitoring program are presented as well as analyses of the test results and development of predictive equations and systems. The test program, data, and test results are intended to be used on the project level. Finally the use of the FWD on the network level is discussed. A study on the development of an analytical-empirical performance parameter of asphalt pavements based on FWD data is presented.

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    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT, AFDELING PERIODIEKEN

    PO BOX 98
    DELFT,   Netherlands  2600 MG
  • Authors:
    • VAN GURP, CAPM
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: XII+361P

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: DIENST WEG- EN WATERBOUWKUNDE (DWW)
  • ISBN: 90-9008036-8
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM