SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1960

Effect of Temperature on the Flexibility Characteristics of Asphaltic Paving Mixtures


In the design of asphaltic paving mixtures for heavy-duty highways one of the important mix properties, and perhaps the least understood, is flexibility, which in part embraces the behavior of paving mixtures under repeated flexure. In a previous paper (1)2 the author defined a number of factors which influence flexibility, grouped as: (1) properties of materials, (2) structural effects, (3) external conditions. At the Soil Mechanics and Bituminous Materials Laboratory at the University of California, a systematic investigation of these factors and their interrelationships is being conducted which may lead to a better understanding of flexibility.

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Monismith, CL
Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
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Developed by Committee: D04
Pages: 89–108
DOI: 10.1520/STP38774S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5600-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-5599-2