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Modelling of flexible airport pavements subjected to thermal cracking



Title: Modelling of flexible airport pavements subjected to thermal cracking
Author(s): E. Santagata, M. Bassani
Paper category : conference
Book title: Fifth International RILEM Conference on Reflective Cracking in Pavements
Editor(s): C. Petit, I.L. Al-Qadi and A. Millien
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-47-0
e-ISBN: 2912143764
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 165 - 172
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 4
Language: English


Abstract: In this paper the Authors present the development of an evaluation method used for the analysis of flexible airport pavements subjected to thermal cracking. The model is based on the application of the finite element method and on experimental tests carried out to assess the rheological properties of bituminous binders at low service temperatures. Its validation was performed by considering the case of an airport which was recently subjected to structural rehabilitation. Critical cracking temperatures were evaluated by means of different methods thus providing a prediction of the actual performance in service.


Online publication: 2004-04-15
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00