Volume 25, Issue 4 (July 1997)

    Fatigue and Creep Crack Growth in Fine Sand Asphalt Materials

    (Received 17 February 1996; accepted 22 November 1996)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    Fatigue and creep crack growth experiments in sand asphalt specimens have been performed in four-point beading and center cracked tensile setups. Specimen thickness, frequency, and R values were varied. Most of the tests were constant load experiments, but a constant ΔK experiment was also performed.

    It was found that Paris law matches the results. Specimen thickness does not affect the results. Results of tests at different frequencies can be reduced to a single scatter band by plotting da/dt(= f · da/dN) instead of da/dN versus ΔK. Different R values can be brought together by a parabolic crack closure relation. It is concluded that the dominant cause of crack growth in this type of asphalt, under the investigated circumstances, is creep.


    Author Information:

    Kleemans, CP
    T. U. Delft, Delft,

    Zuidema, J
    T. U. Delft, Delft,

    Krans, RL
    Ministry of Transport and Public Works/Roads and Hydraulic Engineering Division, Delft,

    Molenaar, JMM
    Ministry of Transport and Public Works/Roads and Hydraulic Engineering Division, Delft,

    Tolman, F
    Netherlands Pavement Consultants, Hoevelaken,


    Stock #: JTE11879J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11879J

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    Title Fatigue and Creep Crack Growth in Fine Sand Asphalt Materials
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    Committee E08