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Fatigue life of hot mix asphalt mixtures

Abdulridha, Ammar Ali (2011) Fatigue life of hot mix asphalt mixtures. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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Abstract

Fatigue cracking is one of the major types of distress in asphalt concrete pavements. Under the action of repeated vehicular loading, the asphalt concrete deteriorates and eventually results in fatigue cracking. This study investigated the effect of temperature, aggregate gradation, nominal maximum aggregate size, and asphalt types on fatigue life of hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures. Six mixtures were selected namely asphaltic concrete with nominal maximum aggregate size of 10 mm (AC10), and 14 mm (AC14), polymer modified asphalt concrete 10 mm (PMA10), and 14 mm (PMA14), and stone mastic asphalt 14 mm (SMA14), and 20 mm (SMA20). Specimens were prepared at optimum asphalt content using the Marshall Mix design procedure. Indirect tensile test for resilient modulus was performed according to ASTM D 4123. Fatigue test was also conducted to determine the performance of the mixtures. The specimens were prepared using 80/100 penetration asphalt for AC10 and AC14, and using PG76 asphalt for PMA10, PMA14, SMA14, and SMA20. Fatigue tests with constant stress were performed using Universal Testing Machine at 25° C and 40° C at a load of 1000 N. The results showed that fatigue life of asphalt mixture was lower at 40° C than that at 25° C. It was also observed that the mixtures with smallest nominal maximum aggregate size had higher fatigue life. The PMAs developed greater fatigue performance than SMAs and ACs, due to aggregate gradation and asphalt type.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Awam - Pengangkutan dan Jalanraya)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2011; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Rosli Hainin
Uncontrolled Keywords:pavements, asphalt
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:24977
Deposited By: Ramli Haron
Deposited On:27 Apr 2012 08:29
Last Modified:27 Apr 2012 08:29

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