This paper presents two test procedures, the constant load and haversine load, for determining the viscoelastic properties of asphalt concrete using the indirect tension (diametral compression) test. Equations for calculating the creep compliance and complex compliance from test results are derived. Locations of change in length measurements are recommended. Details of data reduction algorithms and the pros and cons of the two procedures are discussed. A series of laboratory tests were conducted on two groups of specimens to illustrate the methodology and verify the analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This conference was arranged by the International Society for Asphalt Pavements. The ninth conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2002.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.O. Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Authors:
    • Zhang, Wenfen
    • Drescher, A
    • Newcomb, D E
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1997


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1569-77

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00764743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume II
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1999 12:00AM