Influence of truck load channelization on stripping in asphalt mixtures

The influence of load channelization on stripping was investigated using cores and block samples from a heavily loaded highway. The original 80/100 asphalt (virgin and RTFOT aged) was characterized using conventional methods. Stripping of mixtures was measured using ASTM D1664 and that of cores using visual diametral plane rating and loss in indirect tensile strength due to soaking. The pore saturation and air voids were found to be influenced by ground water level and wheel track location across traffic lanes. Stripping was rated higher in the wheel paths than between wheel paths, especially in shallow water table areas where it was observed to be 82% higher, implying possible dependency of stripping on channelization. To enhance resistance to moisture damage, it is recommended that Hot Mix Asphalt surfaces in areas with shallow water tables be designed to a more favorable refusal density. (A) Reprinted with permission from Elsevier.

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  • Publication Date: 2007-8


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  • Accession Number: 01050668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:51PM