LOW TEMPERATURE TRANSVERSE CRACKING OF ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS IN CENTRAL AND WEST TEXAS

An evaluation of the relation between asphalt hardening, thermal forces and pavement cracking in Texas is made. Thermally induced cracking of hardened pavements is found to be a potential failure mechanism in West and Central Texas. Factors affecting asphalt hardening susceptibility are studied. The form of a generalized model for predicting hardening of asphalt as a function of time is proposed. Recommendations regarding the type of asphalt to be used in West and Central Texas are made. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. Research preformed in cooperation with the Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • Benson, P E
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-9-72-1752-2F Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: Study No. 2-9-72-175
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM