Identification and verification of a suitable crack growth law Conference Paper uri icon


  • Fatigue cracking due to repeated traffic loading is one of the major distresses in asphalt concrete pavements. Hence, the use of mechanics is necessary to fundamentally and accurately account for a better understanding of the cracking mechanism in asphalt pavements. However, it currently appears there is not a comprehensive enough law that fully describes the cracking mechanisms observed in asphalt pavements. Therefore, it is clearly important to understand the cracking mechanism of asphalt mixtures and to develop a more rational approach to analyze the cracking behavior of asphalt mixtures.

published proceedings

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

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Z., Roque, R., Birgisson, B., & Sangpetngam, B.

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Z||Roque, R||Birgisson, B||Sangpetngam, B

publication date

  • January 2002