DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGHWAY PAVEMENT ENGINEERING--1. CHAPTER 2--MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR ANALYTICAL PAVEMENT DESIGN

The overall objective of this chapter is to present a summary of current knowledge about the various materials used to build flexible pavements within the context of developing analytically based methods for pavement design of the type discussed in chapter 1. A large part of the chapter is concerned with the properties of bituminous materials since these have been more extensively researched than others. The other materials considered are unbound aggregates and soils. For each material, the characteristics of interest for pavement design are discussed, these being stress-strain relationships and failure criteria. Both elastic and permanent strains are considered since the former are relevant to elastic analysis of pavements and fatigue cracking of bituminous materials and the latter relate to the development of permanent deformation in the various layers which causes the observed surface deformation used as the principal failure criterion in Great Britain. /Author/TRRL/

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    Applied Science Publishers Limited

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  • Authors:
    • BROWN, S F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00193988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM