Implementation of the SuperPave IDT analysis procedure
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Cracking is one of the most severe distress modes of asphaltpavements. Thus characterising the fracture resistance properties of asphaltmixtures is the key issue for improving the performance relatedmixture design. The present master thesis project addresses the implementationof the theoretical framework, which is used to characterise thefracture resistance of mixtures based on the SuperPave indirect tensiletest (IDT). An open source Matlab-based software for analysing resilientmodulus, Poisson’s ratio, creep parameters and fracture resistance parametershas been developed. The software analyses the the IDT results, toestimate mixture’s fracture resistance based on hot mix asphalt FractureMechanics. Predictions form the field specimens concerning the fractureresistance obtained from IDT are compared with observed field performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 78 p.
Trita-VBT, ISSN 1650-867X ; 10:08
SuperPave indirect tensile test, resilient modulus, creep compliance, fracture energy, dissipated creep strain energy
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52983ISRN: KTH/VBT-10/08-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52983DiVA: diva2:468390
School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE) - Master of Science in Engineering
2010-05-14, Brinellvägen 34, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)
Birgisson, Björn, ProfessorJelagin, Denis, ProfessorBehn, Michael, Doctor
Birgisson, Björn, Professor