Dynamic Response Analysis of Stress Intensity Factors of Reflective Cracking in Asphalt Overlay Suffer Wheel Load
Partial wheel loading of the existing old cement concrete pavement joint will easily causes shear-type reflective cracking of asphalt overlay, which will cut down the service life of the pavement. This paper conducts an research on the changing rules of stress intensity factors of reflective cracking in asphalt overlay suffer dynamic loads. Choose 3 asphalt overlays with typical reflective cracking extend length of 1cm, 4cm and 8cm to investigate the impacts of parametric variation of vehicle speed, asphalt overlays thickness and modulus and stress absorbing layer on stress intensity factors of reflective cracking in asphalt overlays suffer singe-wheel dynamic loads. Results show that time history curves of dynamic stress intensity factors declines with the increase of structure-layer parameters; the maximum amplitude decreases as time goes on; the larger the structure parameter is, the faster the degradation is; and the vibration levels to gentle in the later half period, but stress intensity factors are not equal to zero in the last period of vibration, which shows that there exists residual stress intensity factors.
B. Yang et al., "Dynamic Response Analysis of Stress Intensity Factors of Reflective Cracking in Asphalt Overlay Suffer Wheel Load", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 187-190, 2011