Journal Article


Philip Owende
Anton M. Hartman
M. D. Gilchrist



bituminous road pavement mixtures accelerated test scale bituminous mixture asphalt testing fatigue damage assessment

Full scale accelerated testing of bituminous road pavement mixtures (2001)

Abstract The in-service behaviour of a standard Irish Dense Base Coarse Macadam mixture (DBC) was evaluated by using the material to overlay a road section, which was based upon a weak pavement structure. The response of the layer under a fully laden dual axle truck was examined using a series of pressure cells and asphalt strain gauges that were embedded in the test section. The section was traversed repeatedly until a network of fatigue cracks was observed on the road surface. The transverse horizontal tensile strain was found to be the most critical parameter in initiating pavement damage
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Philip Owende, Anton M. Hartman, M. D. Gilchrist

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M. D. Gilchrist
University College Dublin
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