Journal Published Online: 01 January 1985
Volume 13, Issue 1

A Comprehensive Viscoelasto-Plastic Characterization of Sand-Asphalt Compressive and Tensile Cyclic Loading



A comprehensive constitutive law for a sand-asphalt mixture subjected to either compressive or tensile cyclic loading is developed. The elastic, plastic, viscoelastic, and viscoplastic strain components are incorporated into the model as they are found to be simultaneously present during the loading process. The various parameters of the model are extracted from a series of repeated uniaxial creep and creep-recovery experiments performed under either compressive or tensile constant stress. The experiments are conducted at constant temperature and at various stress levels, time periods, and number of cycles. The material law presentation is followed by a parametric study that is intended to illustrate the relative quantitative influence of various parameters on the resilient and residual strain components.

Author Information

Sides, A
Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Uzan, J
Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Perl, M
Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Pages: 11
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10760J