Transverse Cracking Study of Asphalt Pavement, HR-1020, 1981

(1981) Transverse Cracking Study of Asphalt Pavement, HR-1020, 1981. Transportation, Department of


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At a pavement management study meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, September 12 and 13, 1979, the states of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska agreed on the need for an in-depth engineering study of thermal cracking of bituminous pavement. In addition, the states of Oklahoma and North Dakota agreed to participate in the study. The scope of the study was to analyze all functions relating to the thermal cracking problem to determine how different uses of preventative materials, mix design measures, maintenance repairs, and design of bituminous pavements and overlays might be contributing to the problem and to determine what improvements might be made in these procedures to reduce the problem of thermal cracking. This publication describes the study and its conclusions. One of the conclusions is that the study did not address what the authors believe to be the major contributor to transverse cracking - the subgrade and subbase.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asphalt pavements, Bituminous pavements, Cracking, Maintenance, Mix design, Overlays (Pavements), Pavement design, Pavement management systems, Subbase (Pavements), Subgrade (Pavements), Thermal stresses, Transverse cracking
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 19874
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 19 Jun 2015 15:58
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 15:58