Modeling of Asphalt Concrete

by: Y. Richard Kim


Abstract: A landmark reference on the latest materials and methods of asphalt pavements to improve highway strength and durabilityBattered by weather and increasing traffic loads, asphalt concrete pavements throughout the United States are wearing out much sooner than expected. Modeling of Asphalt Concrete equips you with information and guidance on cutting-edge materials and methods of asphalt pavement to deal with this major infrastructure challenge.Filled with over 300 detailed illustrations, this state-of-the-art engineering resource offers you a hands-on understanding of the Superpave system - developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program - which gives pavement designers the tools needed to tailor asphalt mixes to specific traffic loads and climates. Using international units throughout, the book explains asphalt rheology…constitutive materials… stiffness characterizations…and models for low temperature cracking, fatigue cracking, rutting, and aging.
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Title: Modeling of Asphalt Concrete

Publisher: : New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2009 the American Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: 9780071464628

Authors:

Y. Richard Kim is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.

Description: A landmark reference on the latest materials and methods of asphalt pavements to improve highway strength and durabilityBattered by weather and increasing traffic loads, asphalt concrete pavements throughout the United States are wearing out much sooner than expected. Modeling of Asphalt Concrete equips you with information and guidance on cutting-edge materials and methods of asphalt pavement to deal with this major infrastructure challenge.Filled with over 300 detailed illustrations, this state-of-the-art engineering resource offers you a hands-on understanding of the Superpave system - developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program - which gives pavement designers the tools needed to tailor asphalt mixes to specific traffic loads and climates. Using international units throughout, the book explains asphalt rheology…constitutive materials… stiffness characterizations…and models for low temperature cracking, fatigue cracking, rutting, and aging.