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Thermoviscoelastic modeling of road structures - Applications on cement bound base pavement under thermal variation



Title: Thermoviscoelastic modeling of road structures - Applications on cement bound base pavement under thermal variation
Author(s): F. Dubois, M. Arfaoui, C. Petit
Paper category : conference
Book title: Fourth International RILEM Conference on Reflective Cracking in Pavements - Research in Practice
Editor(s): A. O. Abd El Halim, D. A. Taylor
and El H. H. Mohamed
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-14-4
e-ISBN: 2351580265
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 135 - 144
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: 
Cement bound material has been used in pavement design since many years. Asphalt surfacing on cement bound base tend to suffer from reflective cracking at the location where the base materials naturally crack and then undergo movement due to temperature difference. A linear thermoviscoelastic modeling of cement bound base pavement, exhibiting thermorheologically simple behavior, is introduced in this paper. A new numerical approach, based on the finite element method, is proposed and allows to take into account effects caused by the coupling of viscoelastic and thermal characteristics.


Online publication: 2009-12-23
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00