Models for Predicting Reflection Cracking of Hot-Mix Asphalt Overlays (2010)
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Fujie Zhou; Robert L Lytton; Sheng Hu; Rong Luo; Fang-Ling Tsai; Sang Ick Lee; Transportation Research Board; National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP); Transportation Research Board (TRB)
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 669: Models for Predicting Reflection Cracking of Hot-Mix Asphalt Overlays explores mechanistic-based models for predicting the extent and severity of reflection cracking in hot-mix asphalt overlays.
Appendices A through T to NCHRP Report 669 are available online. The titles of the appendices are as follows:
Appendix A: Program Flow Charts Appendix B: Pavement Temperature Prediction Appendix C: Categorization of Traffic Loads Appendix D: Cumulative Axle Load Distribution as a Function of Tire Footprint Length Appendix E: Determination of Hourly Traffic Numbers Appendix F: Artificial Neural Network Models of Stress Intensity Factors Appendix G: Binder and Mixture Properties Appendix H: Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures Appendix I: Viscoelastic Thermal Stress Computation Appendix J: Collection of Test Sections and Field Performance Data Appendix K: Reflection Cracking Amount and Severity Model Appendix L: Calibration of the Reflection Cracking Amount and Severity Model Appendix M: Calibrated Parameters of the Reflection Cracking Amount and Severity Model Appendix N: Calibration of the Computational Model to Field Data Appendix O: User's Guide to the Reflection Cracking Model Appendix P: User's Guide to the Computational Model to Field Data Calibration Program Appendix Q: Finite Element Program to Calculate Stress Intensity Factor Appendix R: Evaluation of Available Reflection Cracking Models Appendix S: Sensitivity Analysis of Designing Program Appendix T: The Comparison of Field Data and Predicting Results
National Research Council. NCHRP Report 669: Models for Predicting Reflection Cracking of Hot-Mix Asphalt Overlays. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2010.