More Articles for thermal cracking

Quality Management

Better Roads Staff - Sep 09, 2013

Quality Management

How to handle materials, from the source to the site   by Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   You’ve designed and are building a pavement to resist fatigue and thermal cracking, stripping and raveling in ways that are suggested in Better Roads’ five-part series. But ...

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Beware Premature Aging of Binder

Better Roads Staff - Jun 06, 2013

Beware Premature  Aging of Binder

Take care with liquid asphalt binder to avoid thermal crack failure   Thermal cracking – also known as low temperature cracking – in bituminous pavements appears as a series of transverse cracks that extend across the pavement surface in response to cold ...

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RoadScience

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2012

RoadScience

A Concrete Solution: Admixtures Change PCC Performance By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Portland cement concrete (PCC) is the most widely used structural material in transportation infrastructure, and it’s widely used for pavements as well. But the control of freshly mixed PCC properties is ...

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Cracking Cold

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Cracking Cold

Solving the Riddle of RAP and Thermal Cracking   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in hot-, warm- and cold-mix asphalt is growing dramatically, as tests validate its use in ever-increasing quantities. But there are fears that higher quantities ...

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Fast Forward

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Fast Forward

AASHTO’s TSP•2 Program Speeds Acceptance of Technologies, Materials A technology transfer program administered by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is helping state departments of transportation expedite review of potentially promising new pavement and bridge technologies prior ...

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