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Title: Evaluation of asphalt rubber and engineering fabrics as pavement interlayers
Authors: Ahlrich, Randy C.
Keywords: Asphalt concrete overlay
Reflective cracking
Asphalt-rubber interlayer
Stress relieving interlayer
Engineering fabrics
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-86-34.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Asphalt-rubber and engineering fabric interlayers have been used to retard reflective cracks in asphalt concrete overlays. These materials have generally performed satisfactorily in warm climates; however, performance in cold climates has been less than desirable. The information presented in this study was obtained from experimental projects conducted by state and federal agencies. The asphalt-rubber and engineering fabric rehabilitation techniques have been used to retard the reflection of cracks in existing asphalt concrete and portland cement concrete pavements through asphalt concrete overlays. These rehabilitation techniques also decrease the size of cracks that reflect through, thus retarding the amount of water penetrating into the base course and underlying subgrade. Guidance is provided for using asphalt rubber and engineering fabrics to maximize performance in reducing reflective cracking. This study should result in improved performance of overlays and, subsequently, substantial monetary savings to the taxpayers.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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