This paper discusses resilient Poisson's ratio of hydraulic, graded iron and steel slag base-course material based on a series of repeated loading triaxial compression tests on the specimens compacted with a maximum dry density and an optimum water content a nd cured for 0, 28, 91 and 365 days. It is shown that resilient Poisson's ratio for no cured specimens is stress dependent in such a way that it increases with deviatoric stress and decreases with mean effective principal stress. As curing time increases, however, the magnitude of resilient Poisson's ratio becomes smaller and its stress dependency vanishes: at curing time of one year, resilient Poisson's ratio appears independent on both mean effective principal and deviatoric stresses and can be taken as constant. Resilient Poisson's ratio can be well expressed by a power function of these two stresses. It is indicative that stress-dependency in resilient Poisson's ratio fades away after hydraulicity has sufficiently developed, which may justify the use of a constant value for resilient Poisson's ratio in pavement response analyses.
In this paper, the dynamic response of asphalt pave ment containing a hydraulic, graded iron and steel slag (hereafter called HMS) base-course under repeated plate-loading was investigated using a model asphalt pavement and the influence of hydraulicity on th e pavement behavior was discussed. The model pavement constructed was a 4-layer system consis ting of a dense-graded asphalt mix surface layer, a dense-graded asphalt mix binder-course, a HMS base-course and a Masado (heavily-weathered granitic sand) subgrade. A repeated plate-loading test was carri ed out so as to achieve a resilient state. It is shown that surface resilient deflection decreases as curing progresses and after 90 days, the deflection becomes almost half of the initial. Large horizontal tensile strains develop at the bottoms of binder- and base-course, which decrease significantly with curing. It is indicative that HMS base-course behaves like a stiffer plate resulting in a hard-to-deflect state due to the development of hydraulicity.