A unified approach to predicting long term performance of asphalt-aggregate mixtures

@inproceedings{Kim2001AUA,
  title={A unified approach to predicting long term performance of asphalt-aggregate mixtures},
  author={Y. Richard Kim and Roy H. Borden and Murthy N. Guddati},
  year={2001}
}
Publisher Summary Asphalt concrete is a visco-elastic particulate composite that consists of aggregate particles and asphalt cement matrix. When the asphalt-aggregate composite is subjected to repeated traffic loading at lower temperatures, distributed microstructural damage occurs primarily in the form of microcrack nucleation and growth due to the embrittled binder and high stress concentrations along the aggregate binder interfaces. Therefore, for this type of damage, the role of the binder… CONTINUE READING