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Asphalt Binder Parameters and their Relationship to the Linear Viscoelastic and Failure Properties of Asphalt Mixtures

Abstract Asphalt concrete is a non-homogenous viscoelastic material; its behavior depends on the properties of the asphalt binder and the aggregate skeleton. The two major distresses in flexible pavements, fatigue cracking and rutting, have different mechanisms in that the way binders and mixtures behavior are related differ. Further complicating the issues is that distresses in asphalt pavement are dependent on climate, pavement structure, and traffic loads, in addition to factors such as properties of the asphalt mixture itself. Hence, to characterize the multiscale mechanics associated with binder to mixture behaviors, researchers characterized the fatigue and rutting resistance of asphalt binders and mixtures in the laboratory, and established s... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Salim, Ramadan A (Author) / Underwood, Shane (Advisor) / Kaloush, Kamil (Advisor) / Mamlouk, Mike (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 357 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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