Proceedings pro037 : 5th International RILEM Conference on Cracking in Pavements: Mitigation, Risk Assessment and Prevention
|Title: 5th International RILEM Conference on Cracking in Pavements: Mitigation, Risk Assessment and Prevention
Edited by C. Petit, I.L. Al-Qadi and A. Millien
Publication date: 2004
The preservation of the patrimony that represents the road network is a challenge for our modern societies. Developing efficient construction methods able to guarantee long life structures without spoiling natural resources and destroying the environment is more than ever, a major requirement nowadays.
Cracking is certainly to be considered as one of the main causes of pavement deterioration and a great part of the enormous funds spent each year on repairing and maintaining cracked pavements are astronomical. There is no doubt that such arguments justify any effort that is put on promoting research and development in the field of pavement cracking.
In preparing this Fifth RILEM Conference the organizers were not only intended to repeat a traditional event which might be the opportunity to look back on the results of full scale experiments. They wanted rather to extend the scope of the conference to cracking problems in a more general sense including other modes of cracking such as fatigue, ageing or top-down cracking. New issues to which practitioners are confronted were also addressed such as performance guarantees, evaluation of risk and probabilistic design. In many countries indeed there is a trend to involve contractor's responsibilities more deeply in the long term by including long term maintenance in the contracts.
Hence the seven main topics selected to prepare the conference were:
* Modelling and validation
* Initiation and propagation of cracks
* Construction and maintenance techniques to inhibit pavement cracking
* Long-term performance of crack inhibition, crack preventive techniques and pavement service life prediction.
* Influence of construction approaches on cracking
* Experimental studies: laboratory and field
* Testing techniques and effectiveness of evaluation approaches
The call for papers for the fifth RILEM international conference has been a great success. This illustrates the growing interest in this topic and confirms the need for better modeling and prediction of crack initiation and propagation in pavements. These proceedings provide a unique source of theoretical modeling, experimental approaches, field studies, and rehabilitation techniques of pavement cracks.
Author(s): L. Francken
Pages: XVII - XIX
Author(s): C. Petit, I. L. Al-Qadi, A. Millien
Pages: XXI - XXI
SESSION 1: CAUSES OF SURFACE CRACKING
SESSION 2: APT INVESTIGATIONS OF PAVEMENT CRACKING AND MAINTENANCE
SESSION 3: USING FRACTURE MECHANICS TO MODEL CRACK INITIATION AND PROPAGATION
SESSION 4: EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERLAYER SYSTEMS TO ABATE CRACKING
SESSION 5: HMA LABORATORY TESTING METHODS
SESSION 6: HMA CRACK MODELING AND SIMULATION - PART A
SESSION 7: INTERLAYER MODELING AND VALIDATION
SESSION 8: EFFECT OF HMA COMPOSITION ON PAVEMENT CRACKING
SESSION 9: HMA CRACK MODELING AND SIMULATION - PART B
SESSION 10: REFLECTIVE CRACKING IN STABILIZED PAVEMENTS
SESSION 11: EFFECT OF BINDER PROPERTIES ON HMA CRACKING - PART A
SESSION 12: TOP-DOWN CRACKING: MODELING AND VALIDATION
SESSION 13: TREATMENT TECHNIQUES FOR PAVEMENT CRACKS
SESSION 14: EFFECT OF BINDER PROPERTIES ON HMA CRACKING - PART B
SESSION 15: CRACKING IN BRIDGE OVERLAYS
SESSION 16: MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES TO INHIBIT PAVEMENT CRACKING
SESSION 17: LABORATORY TESTING OF PAVEMENT CRACKING TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
SESSION 18: HMA CRACKING: SPECIFICATIONS, CHARACTERISTICS AND MODELING
SESSION 19: PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES FOR FATIGUE CRACKING
SESSION 20: MODELING AND FIELD EVALUATION OF PAVEMENT CRACKING