Mechanistic-empirical asphalt pavement design considering the effect of seasonal temperature variations

Bogna Haponiuk , Artur Zbiciak


The paper analyses the influence of seasonal temperature variations on fatigue strength of flexible and semi-rigid pavement structures chosen for KR4 traffic flow category. The durability of pavement determined assuming a yearly equivalent temperature of 10oC and assuming season-dependent equivalent temperatures was compared. Durability of pavement was determined with the use of Asphalt Institute Method and French Method. Finite Element Method was applied in order to obtain the strain and stress states by the means of ANSYS Mechanical software. Obtained results indicate a considerable drop in pavement durability if seasonal temperature variations are considered (up to 64% for flexible pavements and up to 80% for semi-rigid pavements). Durability obtained by the French Method presents lower dependence on the analysed aspect.
Author Bogna Haponiuk WIL
Bogna Haponiuk,,
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
, Artur Zbiciak IDM
Artur Zbiciak,,
- The Institute of Roads and Bridges
Journal seriesArchives of Civil Engineering, ISSN 1230-2945
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in PolishMES, nawierzchnie asfaltowe, projektowanie mechanistyczno-empiryczne, trwałość zmęczeniowa, zmienność temperatury
Keywords in Englishasphalt pavement, durability, fatigue, FEM, mechanistic-empirical design, temperature variations
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
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