CRACKING IN ASPHALT CONCRETE

Fatigue resistance of asphalt concrete is usually evaluated by means of fatigue tests, like repeated load four point bending tests. These tests are rather time consuming and, therefore, not suited for performance based specifications. In this article a new, faster procedure to determine the fatigue characteristics is introduced. The procedure is based on a combination of theory and experiments. Both the theoretical background and the experiments that were used are discussed in this article. Furthermore, fatigue relations that were developed using the new procedure and relations developed using classical fatigue tests, are compared.

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    Delft University of Technology

    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Stevin Laboratory, P.O. Box 5048
    2600 GA Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Erkens, S M J G
    • Moraal, J
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-70
  • Serial:
    • Heron
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Delft University of Technology
    • ISSN: 0046-7316

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  • Accession Number: 00728949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2001 12:00AM