ENERGY APPROACH TO FATIGUE FOR PAVEMENT DESIGN

The paper establishes a practical and simple approach that can be applied directly in a pavement thickness design method. The fatigue behavior of a range of mix types, representative of base course and wearing course mixes in various countries, has been evaluated. The various fatigue curves obtained have been reduced to a few representative curves. For practical design purposes the permissible strain value can be determined easily from these curves. Some examples of design curves, based on the asphalt fatigue strain criterion, for a few typical mixes possessing similar stiffness values but different fatigue properties, are given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Technical Session, San Antonio, Texas, 21-23 February 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    155 Experimental Engineering Building
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Authors:
    • Van Dijk, W
    • VISSER, W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-40
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 46

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM