Impact of Truck Loading on Design and Analysis of Asphaltic Pavement Structures -- Phase IV

The goal of this research is to advance current practices in the selection of paving materials and design-analysis methods of pavement structures based on more realistic fundamentals of the effects of heavy-load trucks on pavement damage and performance. Trucking is the most dominant component of U.S. freight transportation and is expected to grow significantly in the future. Better protection of highway infrastructure against heavy-load trucks is therefore necessary, and success can be achieved by a more accurate and realistic understanding of the pavement performance associated with damage. In particular, this study targets a more realistic performance prediction of pavement cracking (fatigue cracking and thermal cracking). To meet the objective, the rate-, mode-, and temperature-dependent fracture behavior of asphaltic materials is characterized based on an integrated experimental-computational approach. Appropriate fracture tests are conducted, and the experimental efforts are then integrated using advanced computational modeling. Findings from this research are expected to improve actual practices in the selection of more engineered paving materials and in more advanced implementation of current design and analysis methods, which will eventually contribute to safer, more efficient, more effective, and more sustainable U.S. roadway infrastructure.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $59857.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kim, Yong-Rak

    • Start Date: 20130701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34756

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01487976
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC07
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 24 2013 1:02AM