This report describes the development of a laboratory test system designed for use in identifying asphaltic concrete mixtures susceptible to moisture-induced damage. Moisture-damage predictions are based on tests of specimens in the split-tensile mode following treatment to reproduce field conditions. Test procedures are neither excessively complex nor time consuming, and can be conducted with equipment presently available in most highway testing laboratories. A pilot evaluation employing cores from 17 pavements in 14 states showing various levels of damage produced encouraging results. A study plan is offered for full evaluation of the test system.

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  • Authors:
    • Lottman, R P
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46 p.
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 192
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
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  • Accession Number: 00183691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., NCHRP 48(3)
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM