Study on Joint Deflection of Existing Joint Plain Concrete Pavement upon Adoption of Hot Mixture Asphalt Overlay
When HMA (hot mixture asphalt) is used to remedy functional or structural deficiencies of existing JPCP (joint plain concrete pavement), reflection cracking is a major distress mode in HMA overlay. The basic mechanism of reflection cracking is the propagation of cracks through the overlay due to deflection difference in the joints vicinity of the existing pavements. In this paper the model of JPCP is created by three finite element method and the relationship between joint deflection difference and effects such as base modulus, elastic coefficient of spring elements is discussed. Based on the model of JPCP, the finite element model of asphalt overlay is created then and shear stress concentration phenomenon is found at the bottom of HMA where is just above the joint of JPCP. So, the rule of the shear stress at the bottom of HMA with deflection difference at the joint of JPCP is studied.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
J. S. Shan and Z. Y. Guo, "Study on Joint Deflection of Existing Joint Plain Concrete Pavement upon Adoption of Hot Mixture Asphalt Overlay", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 253-258, 2011