Effects of truck traffic on top-down fatigue cracking performance of flexible pavements...

Publicerad 2018-03-26

Ny tidskriftsartikel: Dinegdae, Y.H. and Birgisson, B. “Effects of truck traffic on top-down fatigue cracking performance of flexible pavements using a new mechanics-based analysis framework”. Road Materials and Pavement Design 19(1): 182–200. DOI:10.1080/14680629.2016.1251958

The article presents a mechanics-based analysis framework predicts top-down fatigue cracking initiation time in asphalt concrete pavements by utilising fracture mechanics and mixture morphology-based property. It is evident from the results that all the traffic characterisation parameters except truck wheel wander have been observed to have significant influence on predicted top-down fatigue cracking performance.