NCAT Study: EFFECTS OF NANOTAC ADDITIVE ON BOND STRENGTH AND MOISTURE RESISTANCE OF TACK COATS
January 4th, 2017
Importance of Pavement Interface Bond Strength
Pavement structures consisting of several hot mix asphalt (HMA) layers require a certain degree of bond at the layer interfaces. Research has proven that the degree of bond between pavement layers can significantly affect the overall performance of the pavement structure or overlay (1).
Poor bond has been known to decrease the structural bearing capacity of a pavement inducing pavementdistresses and failures (2,3). Problems commonly associated with debonding are premature slippage cracking, top-down cracking, and fatigue cracking (1,4,5). Past research shows debonding can reduce the pavement’s fatigue life by more than 50 percent prompting
the need for extensive repairs such as full-depth patches or complete reconstruction… [Read/download full Study]