THERMAL CRACKING PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN OF MIXTURES USING SUPERPAVE(TM) (WITH DISCUSSION)

The primary intent of this paper is to describe the Superpave(TM) system and its use as it relates to prediction of thermal cracking performance and design of asphalt mixtures. The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) asphalt program resulted in the development of two performance-based tests to control thermal cracking performance of asphalt pavements: (1) the bending beam rheometer (BBR) test for asphalt binders, and (2) the indirect tensile creep and failure test at low temperatures for asphalt mixtures.

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  • Accession Number: 00728551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1996 12:00AM