Cracking in Asphalt Materials



  • This chapter provides a comprehensive review of both laboratory characterization and modelling of bulk material fracture in asphalt mixtures. For the purpose of organization, this chapter is divided into a section on laboratory tests and a section on models. The laboratory characterization section is further subdivided on the basis of predominant loading conditions (monotonic vs. cyclic). The section on constitutive models is subdivided into two sections, the first one containing fracture mechanics based models for crack initiation and propagation that do not include material degradation due to cyclic loading conditions. The second section discusses phenomenological models that have been developed for crack growth through the use of dissipated energy and damage accumulation concepts. These latter models have the capability to simulate degradation of material capacity upon exceeding a threshold number of loading cycles.
  • Authors

  • Dave, Eshan
  • Botella, Ramon
  • Marsac, Paul
  • Bodin, Didier
  • Sauzeat, C├ędric
  • Nguyen, Mai Lan
  • Editors

    Publication Date

  • 2018
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 978-3-319-76849-6
  • Start Page

  • 33
  • End Page

  • 102