Laboratory evaluation of fatigue characteristics of recycled asphalt mixture

This paper presents the results of a laboratory study of evaluating the fatigue characteristics of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures using different testing methods. In this study, the fatigue performance of HMA mixtures was evaluated with the Superpave indirect tension (IDT) tests and beam fatigue test. The HMA mixtures containing 0%, 10%, 20%, and 30% of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) were plant prepared with one source of aggregate, limestone, and one type of binder, PG 64–22. The fatigue properties tested included indirect tensile strength (ITS), failure strain, toughness index (TI), resilient modulus, DCSEf, energy ratio, plateau value, and load cycles to failure. The results from this study indicated that both Superpave IDT and beam fatigue tests agreed with each other in ranking the fatigue resistance of mixtures when proper procedures were followed. (A) Reprinted with permission from Elsevier.

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    • SHU, X
    • HUANG, B
  • Publication Date: 2008-7


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  • Accession Number: 01104677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2008 1:06PM