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Endurance Limit for HMA Based on Healing Phenomenon Using Viscoelastic Continuum Damage Analysis

Abstract Perpetual Pavements, if properly designed and rehabilitated, it can last longer than 50 years without major structural rehabilitation. Fatigue endurance limit is a key parameter for designing perpetual pavements to mitigate bottom-up fatigue cracking. The endurance limit has not been implemented in the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide software, currently known as DARWin-ME. This study was conducted as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 9-44A to develop a framework and mathematical methodology to determine the fatigue endurance limit using the uniaxial fatigue test. In this procedure, the endurance limit is defined as the allowable tensile strains at which a balance takes place between the fa... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Zeiada, Waleed Abdelaziz Mohammed (Author) / Kaloush, Kamil E (Advisor) / Witczak, Matthew W (Advisor) / Zapata, Claudia (Committee member) / Mamlouk, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Environmental engineering / Design / Continuum Damage / Endurance Limit / Fatigue / Healing / HMA / Rest Period
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 475 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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