Obtaining Creep Compliance Parameters Accurately from Static or Cyclic Creep Tests

    Volume 2, Issue 8 (September 2005)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 22 June 2005

    Page Count: 21


    Kim, J
    Graduate Research Assistant, Professor, and Associate Professor, University of Florida,

    Roque, R
    Graduate Research Assistant, Professor, and Associate Professor, University of Florida,

    Birgisson, B
    Graduate Research Assistant, Professor, and Associate Professor, University of Florida,

    (Received 30 April 2004; accepted 4 March 2005)

    Abstract

    Obtaining creep compliance parameters that accurately represent the creep response of asphalt mixtures is critical for proper evaluation of the thermal cracking performance, as well as load induced cracking performance of asphalt pavements. A power law, which uses three parameters to describe the creep compliance curve, is commonly used for asphalt mixtures. However, the specific values of the parameters obtained can depend on both the testing and the data interpretation methods used. Different testing methods (for example, static versus cyclic creep) offer different advantages and disadvantages related to complexity in testing, as well as in the sensitivity of the data obtained from each test to the compliance parameters of interest. In general, cyclic creep tests provide greater sensitivity and accuracy at shorter loading times, while static creep tests are more accurate and reliable for the determination of the long-term creep response.


    Paper ID: JAI12263

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI12263

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    Title Obtaining Creep Compliance Parameters Accurately from Static or Cyclic Creep Tests
    Symposium Performance of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), including Fundamental and Empirical Procedures, 2003-12-09
    Committee D04