Simple Fatigue Test for Thin Overlays

A test to effectively characterize the cracking and fatigue potential of asphalt mixes placed as thin overlays is lacking. The proposal outlines a research study to address this shortcoming. The objective of the study is to identify and recommend a practical and suitable test (or modifications to existing tests) that can be used by state departments of transportation (DOTs) better screen all asphalt mixtures during mixture design and for quality control and assurance (QCQA) purposes. As part of the research study, it is proposed that the suitability of a variety of fatigue tests be investigated to determine their ability to efficiently discriminate and rank the fracture behavior of all asphalt mixtures used in Texas and Hawaii. Candidate tests that are best suited will be identified for further evaluation, specifically to develop test procedures and specifications for an application. An experiment is proposed to assess the influence of variations in material properties on the fracture performance of asphalt mixtures to gauge the sensitivity of the candidate tests and to develop minimum criteria for specification of quality requirements for aggregates used in asphalt mixes.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Michigan State University - Center for Pavement Preservation

    2857 Jolly Road
    Okemos, Michigan  United States  48864
  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    University of Texas at Austin
    1616 Guadalupe, Suite 4.202
    Austin, Texas  United States  78701

    University of Hawaii, Manoa

    2540 Dole Street
    Honolulu, HI  United States  96822
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prozzi, Jorge

    Archilla, Ricardo

  • Start Date: 20170131
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662480
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Pavement Preservation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC44
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2018 4:17PM