To study the stress-strain behavior of asphalt concrete mixtures two-dimensional numerical experiments on a heterogenous structure of an asphalt concrete mixture were performed using a finite element method. In these numerical simulations the aggregate grains were represented as infinite rigid grains. For the bituminous matrix a general visco-elastic-plastic model has been implemented. The numerical results were compared with available data from cyclic creep testing and static creep testing. Though the finite element program is a pilot version, the results are encouraging and clearly show the potential of this program to study the stress-strain behavior of asphalt mixtures.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 41-52
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 1996 12:00AM