One of the main requirements of designing perpetual pavements is to determine the endurance limit of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). The purpose of this study was to validate the endurance limit for HMA using laboratory beam fatigue tests. A mathematical procedure was developed to determine the endurance limit of HMA due to healing that occurs during the rest periods between loading cycles. Relating healing to endurance limit makes this procedure unique compared to previous research projects that investigated these concepts separately.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-205)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering