DEVELOPMENT OF A WHEEL TRACKING TEST FOR AUSTRALIA

This paper documents the development of a test method for use in Australia to assess the rut resistance of asphalt mixtures to be used in very heavily trafficked situations.. The wheel tracking device was based around the original Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL) device developed in the 1960s. The accuracy of the test method was shown to improve as operators became more familiar with the critical aspects of the test. The effect of test parameters such as load, temperature and specimen thickness are examined and the results indicate why it was necessary to specify values for these in the standard test method. Some typical wheel tracking data are listed and tentative performance limits for dense-graded mixtures are provided. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200099.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Asphalt Pavement Association

    Level 2, 5 Wellington Street
    Kew, Victoria  Australia  3101
  • Authors:
    • ALDERSON, A J
  • Publication Date: 1998-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00780624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM