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Probabilistic analysis of fatigue cracking in asphalt pavements

Title: Probabilistic analysis of fatigue cracking in asphalt pavements
Author(s): D. Bouwmeester, M. Huurman, F. Tolman, A. A. A. Molenaar
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: 657 - 664
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 10
Language: English

Abstract: In the Netherlands new forms of contracting demand that contractors design, build and operate a stretch of motorway over a fixed period of time. Contractors as a result need to obtain insight into the technical risks associated with these contracts.
The paper describes a probabilistic fatigue based design procedure that offers insight into these technical risks. The level of insight is of such a detail that the method is of help in deciding which measures have the strongest effect in reducing risks. These measures do not per definition consider adjustment of the structural design (layer thickness). In many cases quality of information may also help to reduce risks (laboratory testing).

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

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