Asphalt pavements are extremely complex structures or systems whose performance is influenced by a myriad of factors ranging from the nature of traffic (weight and volume) to the whims of the environment (rainfall and temperature). It is the objective of the pavement design system to produce, on the roadway, a pavement capable of exposure to traffic and the elements, which will provide a desirable level of performance. The paper describes a project aimed at developing designer controlled recommendations which will provide a level of uniformity in the performance of asphalt pavements without the occurrence of unanticipated cracking. Various types and causes of cracking are discussed, asphalt concrete properties, aggregates, foundation materials, and other factors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists' Technical Session held in New Orleans, La, on Feb 16-18, 1976.
  • Authors:
    • Finn, F N
    • Nair, K
    • Hilliard, J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00158326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM