Fatigue effects in uniaxial cyclic tensile stress test: The link between stiffness decrease and accumulation of irreversible strain
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ABSTRACT: The uniaxial cyclic tensile stress test was developed to simulate the loading of asphalt surface courses due to low temperatures which is characterized by the combination of dynamic traffic loads and horizontal cryogenic tension stress due to prohibited thermal shrinkage. In this force-controlled cyclic test a prismatic asphalt specimen is loaded uniaxially until the total failure.