Evaluation of fatigue cracking performance of asphalt mixtures under heavy static and dynamic aircraft loads

Maria Chiara Guercio, Yusuf Mehta, Leslie Myers McCarthy

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Abstract

Abstract This laboratory and analytical study investigated the pavement's mechanical responses in terms of strains at the top and bottom of the asphalt surface layer for a number of modified asphalt mixtures. The purpose was to identify their potential for use in airfield aprons and taxiways that are subjected to heavy, slow-moving aircraft loads. The effects of these loads on fatigue behavior were evaluated in ABAQUS™ using the material properties determined in the laboratory. The findings indicated that a number of mixtures, including modified mixtures and warm mix asphalt, experience strain levels comparable to the FAA standard P-401 asphalt mixture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6840
Pages (from-to)813-819
Number of pages7
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume95
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science

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