Cracking and durability issues of asphalt pavements have been primary concerns of departments of transportation the last two decades. Several modes of asphalt pavement cracking exist—fatigue, top-down, reflective, and thermal—and all are influenced by thermal loading, traffic loading, or a combination of both.
NCHRP Web-Only Document 389: Ruggedness of Laboratory Tests to Assess Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Mixtures, from TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program, documents existing field validation efforts for these four modes of cracking.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Ruggedness of Laboratory Tests to Assess Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Mixtures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27421.
|Chapter 1. Introduction
|Chapter 2. Literature Review
|Chapter 3. Assessment of the Availability of Materials and Performance Data of Field Sections Identified in NCHRP 09-57
|Chapter 4. Identification of Alternative Field Sections and Recommendations for Validating Cracking Tests
|Chapter 5. Conclusions and Recommendations
|Appendix A: Performance Data of the Nine MnRoad Field Sections
|Appendix B: Pavement Structure of the Nine MnRoad Field Sections
|Appendix C: Performance Data of the 40 LTPP Field Sections
|Appendix D: Pavement Structure of the 40 LTPP Field Sections
|Appendix E: Climate Data of the 40 LTPP Field Sections
|Appendix F: Traffic Data of the 40 LTPP Field Sections
|Appendix G: Performance Data of the Alternative SPS10 Field Sections
|Appendix H: Pavement Structure of the Alternative SPS10 Field Sections
|Appendix I: Climate Data of the Alternative SPS10 Field Sections
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