EFFECT OF REINFORCEMENT ON RUTTING OF BITUMINOUS PAVEMENTS /IN DUTCH/

THE INFLUENCE OF POLYESTER TISSUE REINFORCEMENT ON RUTTING IN ASPHALT PAVEMENTS HAS BEEN STUDIED ON A CIRCULAR TEST TRACK. THE QUALITY OF THE SUBGRADE, THE THICKNESS OF THE ASPHALT LAYERS, AND THE APPLICATION OF POLYESTER TISSUE REINFORCEMENT WERE THE VARIABLES. THE PAVEMENT SECTIONS WERE TESTED BY TWO TRUCK WHEELS LOADED WITH 3000 KG EACH DURING THE FIRST 20000 CIRCUITS AND 4000 KG DURING THE FOLLOWING 50000 CIRCUITS. SOME SECTIONS HAD TO BE REPLACED IN THE COURSE OF THE TEST OWING TO EXCESSIVE RUTTING. THE NUMBER OF WHEEL PASSES REQUIRED FOR AN EQUAL DEGREE OF RUTTING WAS ABOUT 2.5 TIMES AS LARGE ON REINFORCED SECTIONS AS ON UNREINFORCED SECTIONS. CRACKING OF THE PAVEMENT OCCURRED AT THE EDGES OF THE REINFORCED SECTIONS. THE POLYESTER TISSUE, HOWEVER, APPEARED UNDAMAGED AFTER CONCLUSION OF THE TEST. /SWOV/RWL/RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 43, No 12, PP 373 - 377, 6 FIG, 2 TAB, 4 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Plas, J J
    • Galen, J V
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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  • Accession Number: 00211252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1971 12:00AM