Development and field evaluation of energy-based criteria for top-down cracking performance of hot mix asphalt Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The development and field evaluation of energy-based criteria for top-down cracking performance of hot mix asphalt was discussed. A detailed analysis and evaluation of 22 field test sections resulted in the development and verification of energy-based criteria for top down cracking of hot mix asphalt. The energy ratio accounted for the effects of pavement structural characteristics on top-down cracking performance. Two energy based criteria were recommended to control top-down cracking of hot mix asphalt: a minimum dissipated creep strain energy threshold and a minimum energy ratio for mixtures with a dissipated creep strain energy threshold greater than the minimum.

published proceedings

  • Asphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions

author list (cited authors)

  • Roque, R., Birgisson, B., Drakos, C., & Dietrich, B

complete list of authors

  • Roque, R||Birgisson, B||Drakos, C||Dietrich, B

publication date

  • December 2004