On thermal stress in a bituminous pavement : Analytic solutions and applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-719
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999


In this paper, the analytic solution for simulating the thermal stress field in a bituminous pavement is put forward based on a two-dimensional thermoviscoelastic layered system. The numerical analysis is made for the thermal stress field under the typical weather conditions in the north of China. Some new results are obtained. A discussion on the optimum thickness design for the bituminous pavement is given in the final section.