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Fénix test: development of a new test procedure for evaluating cracking resistance in bituminous mixtures

Author
Perez, F.; Valdés, G.; Miro, R.; Martinez, A.; Botella, R.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Transportation research record
Date of publication
2010
Volume
3
Number
2181
First page
36
Last page
43
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3141/2181-05 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/11936 Open in new window
URL
http://trb.metapress.com/content/c128543l81066q1u/ Open in new window
Abstract
This paper presents a new direct tensile test to evaluate cracking resistance of asphalt concrete mixtures called Fénix test. First, the literature on cracking factors and mechanisms of bituminous mixtures as well as current tests to measure cracking properties are reviewed. Next, the Fénix test is described and some initial experimental results of the influence of variables such as binder type and content and test temperature are provided. Additionally, test repeatability and sensitivity are ...
Citation
Pérez, F. [et al.]. Fénix test: development of a new test procedure for evaluating cracking resistance in bituminous mixtures. "Transportation research record", 2010, vol. 3, núm. 2181, p. 36-43.
Keywords
Asphalt concrete, Binder content, Bituminous binders, Bituminous mixtures, Correlation analysis, Cracking, Cracking resistance, Fatigue tests, Repeatability, Sensitivity analysis, Temperature, Tension tests, Test procedures
Group of research
MATCAR - Construction Materials and Roads

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