VERIFICATION OF THE ROLE OF ROAD GEOMETRY ON DISTRESS OF ASPHALT PAVEMENTS USING THE NEW IN-SITU SHEAR TEST MACHINE

It was the objective of this paper to verify experimentally the role of the road geometry on asphalt pavement distress. To achieve this objective, a new in-situ shear test facility was developed and verified by testing four road test sections constructed of different mixes. The developed facility was then used in testing three curved road sections as well as their horizontal straight sections (references) to investigate the effect of road geometry. The results showed that the developed in-situ shear test machine is a powerful tool for evaluating asphalt concrete pavements. Also, the tested curved sections showed lower in-situ shear strength when compared to their horizontal straight sections. For the covering abstract of this conference, see IRRD number 872672. (A)

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 387-402

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  • Accession Number: 00726409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • ISBN: 0-921317-56-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM