Mississippi State University
Howard, Isaac L.
Anderton, Gary L.
Gullet, Philip M.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (M.S.)
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
An evaluation of aged hot-mix asphalt (HMA) pavements was accomplished to develop a method for improving the prediction of remaining fatigue life of aged HMA surfaces. This is important for both planning Department of Defense airfield maintenance funds and for predicting the performance of operating surfaces in the theater of operation. This study involved the evaluation of HMA at several military airfields. After field inspections and field testing, slab samples were carried to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center for laboratory testing. Laboratory testing included the determination of mixture and binder properties, indirect tensile strength tests on cored specimens, and beam fatigue tests. The results from this study were used to develop improved fatigue performance predictions for field-aged HMA pavements.
Bell, Haley P., "Fatigue Evaluation Criteria for Aged Hot-Mix Asphalt Surfaces" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 2253.