PREDICTING MOISTURE-INDUCED DAMAGE TO ASPHALTIC CONCRETE--FIELD EVALUATION PHASE
Virginia is one of seven state and federal agencies participating in a field evaluation of a stripping test method developed under NCHRP Project 4-8(3), "Predicting Moisture-Induced Damage to Asphaltic Concrete." The test method is being used to evaluate the efficacy of the method in predicting the degree of stripping that will occur on a 1,000 ft. (300 m) test section constructed with an asphaltic concrete believed to have a tendency to strip. The degree of stripping of the pavement will be evaluated by visual observation of cores taken periodically and by pavement surveys. In the test method resilient modulus and indirect tensile tests are being performed on preconditioned and nonpreconditioned specimens in predicting the potential stripping. The strength or stiffness loss resulting from vacuum saturation preconditioning is used to indicate potential immediate stripping, and the strength or stiffness loss under a more severe accelerated preconditioning indicates potential stripping after a long period of time. The tests have predicted that stripping will occur over a long period rather than a short period. Tests on cores taken 12 months after construction have shown a minor amount of stripping. /Author/
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Virginia Highway and Transportation Research CouncilCharlottesville, VA United States
- Maupin Jr, G W
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt concrete; Defects; Field tests; Forecasting; Loss and damage; Moisture content; Pavement distress; Pavements; Striping; Tension tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Residual moduli; Tensile test
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00172056
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-VA-77-78-R-7 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM