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dc.contributor.authorPérez Jiménez, Félix Edmundo
dc.contributor.authorMiró Recasens, José Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Reguero, Adriana Haydée
dc.contributor.authorBotella Nieto, Ramón
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationPerez, F., Miro, R., Martinez, A., Botella, R. Analysis of cracking resistance of bituminous mixtures under monotonic and cyclic loads. "Journal of testing and evaluation", Novembre 2017, vol. 45, núm. 6, p. 1-7.
dc.description.abstractAlthough cracking resistance is one of the most important properties affecting the durability of asphalt mixtures, this property is often not considered as a requirement in the mixture design stage, and the bitumen content is determined from other properties (voids content, permanent deformation, or water sensitivity, etc...). The effect of bitumen content on the cracking resistance of an asphalt concrete mixture (type AC) was analyzed in this paper by means of different types of tests. Firstly, a cyclic strain sweep test (EBADE test) was used to obtain the evolution of the complex modulus and dissipated energy density with the number of cycles as well as the failure strain. Results from a previous research study helped approximate the fatigue laws of the mixtures studied, providing insight into the effect of binder content on the fatigue life of the mixtures manufactured with 3, 4, 5, and 6 % of binder by mixture mass. Secondly, a direct tensile monotonic test (Fénix test) was used to determine the strength and fracture energy of the mixture. The mixture with the 5 % binder content exhibited better results in all tests, indicating that this value would be the optimum binder content as it showed good consistency between the cyclic and monotonic tests employed.
dc.format.extent7 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Infraestructures i modelització dels transports::Transport per carretera
dc.subject.lcshBituminous materials--Testing
dc.subject.otherCracking resistance
dc.subject.otherEBADE test
dc.subject.otherFracture energy
dc.subject.otherFénix test
dc.subject.otherStrain sweep test
dc.titleAnalysis of cracking resistance of bituminous mixtures under monotonic and cyclic loads
dc.subject.lemacMaterials bituminosos -- Assaig de materials
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MATCAR - Materials de Construcció i Carreteres
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorPerez, F.; Miro, R.; Martinez, A.; Botella, R.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of testing and evaluation

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