Pavement Cracking: Mechanisms, Modeling, Detection, Testing and Case Histories

1st Edition

Imad L. Al-Qadi, Tom Scarpas, Andreas Loizos

CRC Press
Published July 30, 2008
Reference - 930 Pages
ISBN 9780415475754 - CAT# SW5759

USD$440.00

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Summary

Internationally, much attention is given to causes, prevention, and rehabilitation of cracking in concrete, flexible, and composite pavements. The Sixth RILEM
International Conference on Cracking in Pavements (Chicago, June 16-18, 2008) provided a forum for discussion of recent developments and research results.
This book is a collection of papers from the Conference, and includes contributions on a variety of topics:
- Modeling of the initiation and propagation of pavement cracking
- Top-down and bottom-up fatigue cracking mechanisms
- Laboratory testing techniques and evaluation effectiveness
- Construction approaches and their relation to crack development
- Crack surveys and nondestructive evaluation
- In-situ experimental studies: field construction and rehabilitation techniques to inhibit pavement cracking
- Performance of crack preventative techniques and pavement service life prediction
- Interlay system effectiveness
- Pavement cracking evaluation using accelerated pavement testing
- Hot-mix asphalt overlay characterization
- Pavement interface modeling and testing
- Laboratory and field model validation
- Low-temperature cracking mechanisms and field studies
- Cracking in semi-rigid and stabilized pavement layers
- Analytical and experimental investigations of concrete joints
- White topping performance
Pavement Cracking: Mechanisms, Modeling, Detection, Testing, and Case Histories is particularly of interest to academics, researchers, and
practitioners involved in pavement mechanics and performance.

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