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PROBLEM STATEMENT
RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
SCOPE OF STUDY
THESIS LAYOUT
INTRODUCTION
FATIGUE RESISTANCE IN HOT MIX ASPHALT CONCRETE
FATIGUE PERFORMANCE
Use of PMAs in HMAC Pavements
Properties of PMAs That Enhance Resistance to Fatigue Cracking
Future Research on the Use of PMA for Fatigue Resistance
AGGREGATE CHARACTERIZATION FOR HMAC AND ITS EFFECT ON
SUMMARY
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
Table 3.1 HMAC Mixture Matrix
The MnROAD 01 Mixture – Superpave 12.5mm (PG 58-34 + Gravel)
Table 3.2 MnROAD 01 and 02 Aggregate Mix Design
Figure 3.1 Gravel Aggregate Gradation for MnROAD 01 and 02 Mixtures
The MnROAD 02 Mixture – Superpave 12.5mm (PG 58-40 + Gravel)
The Waco Mixture – Superpave 19mm (PG 70-22 + Igneous)
Table 3.3 Waco Mixture Aggregate Mix Design
Figure 3.2 Aggregate Gradation for Waco Mixture
The Odessa Mixture – CMHB_F (PG 70-22 + Rhyolite)
Table 3.4 Odessa Mixture Aggregate Mix Design
Figure 3.3 Aggregate Gradation for Odessa Mixture
Table 3.5 Atlanta Sandstone Mixture Aggregate Mix Design
Table 3.6 Atlanta Quartzite Mixture Aggregate Mix Design
Figure 3.5 Aggregate Gradation for Atlanta Quartzite Mixture
MATERIAL PROPERTIES FOR BINDERS
MATERIAL PROPERTIES FOR THE AGGREGATES
HMAC SPECIMEN FABRICATION
Aggregate Sieving and Batching
Aggregate-Asphalt Mixing and Short Term Oven Aging (STOA)
Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity Determination
HMAC Compaction
Table 3.8 HMAC Fabrication Process Temperatures
Specimen Sawing, Coring and Air Voids Determination
Specimen Storage and Aging
HYPOTHETICAL PAVEMENT STRUCTURE AND TRAFFIC PARAMETERS
Table 3.10 Traffic Loading Parameters and Critical Design Strains
Figure 3.9 Hypothetical Pavement Structure
ANALYTICAL MEASUREMENTS
Aggregate and Binder Surface Energy
Figure 3.10 Wilhelmy Plate Test Set-up
Figure 3.11 Micro Calorimeter Test Set-up
Aggregate Imaging Measurement System (AIMS)
HMAC Tensile Strength (TS) Measurements
HMAC Relaxation Modulus (RM) Measurements
HMAC Uniaxial Repeated Direct Tension (RDT) Measurements
ANALYSIS PROCEDURE
Introduction
• AIMS Test Results
AIMS TEST RESULTS
Table 4.1 Aggregate Geometric Properties for MnROAD Aggregate Types
Table 4.2 Mean Aggregate Geometric Property Indices
Figure 4.2 Aggregate Gradient Angularity Index
Figure 4.4 Aggregate 2D Form Index
Table 4.3 Aggregate Geometric Property Reference Scale
SURFACE ENERGY TEST RESULTS
CMSE TEST RESULTS
HMAC TS Results
Table 4.4 MnROAD 01 and 02 TS Results
Table 4.5 Waco and Odessa TS Results
Table 4.6 Atlanta Sandstone and Quartzite TS Results
Figure 4.15 MnROAD 02 RM Results at 20ºC
Figure 4.16 Waco RM Results at 20ºC
Figure 4.19 Atlanta Quartzite RM Results at 20ºC
Figure 4.20 MnROAD 01 and 02 DPSE versus Log N at 20ºC
Figure 4.21 Waco DPSE versus Log N at 20ºC
Figure 4.23 Atlanta Sandstone DPSE versus Log N at 20ºC
Figure 4.24 Atlanta Quartzite DPSE versus Log N at 20ºC
LOAD CYCLES TO CRACK INITIATION (Ni)
Table 5.1 Typical Ni Values for the HMAC Mixtures
Table 5.2 Paris’ Law Fracture Coefficient (A) for HMAC Mixtures
Table 5.3 Paris’ Law Fracture Coefficient (n) for HMAC Mixtures
LOAD CYCLES TO CRACK PROPAGATION Np
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF Lab Nf RESULTS
Figure 5.1 Lab Nf for MnROAD 01 and 02
Figure 5.2 Lab Nf versus Aging for Texas HMAC Mixtures
FIELD HMAC Nf
THE EFFECT OF AGGREGATE GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES
Properties to HMAC Properties
Binder Type
RECOMMENDATIONS
REFERENCES
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX D
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