Evaluation and modeling of repeated load test data of asphalt concrete for mechanistic-empirical pavement design

Stephen Price, Yusuf Mehta, Leslie Myers McCarthy

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Abstract

The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) made available by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program in 2004 uses a power model that incorporates dynamic modulus (DM) as a factor in predicting rutting performance of asphalt concrete. The rutting model is empirical and the rutting profiles obtained from the model are based largely on the adjustment of calibration constants, not the DM. Various DM values would be capable of producing similar rutting profiles based on the current model. This study evaluates using accumulated strain data obtained from the Repeated Load Test (RLT) as an alternative to using DM. In addition, a model to represent the accumulated strain data obtained from the RLT is developed. The accuracy and behavior of the current model and the model developed in this study in representing a mix from Louisiana are compared. Alternatives for incorporating the RLT data into the MEPDG are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-999
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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