Theses and Dissertations


Haley P. Bell

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Howard, Isaac L.

Committee Member

Anderton, Gary L.

Committee Member

Gullet, Philip M.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


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.