A simple model dedicated to prevention or mitigation of low-temperature cracking in asphalt pavement is discussed in this paper. Having defined minimum temperature distribution in asphalt concrete pavement qualitative considerations on distribution of material stiffness are performed. As a result closed-form mathematical formulas allowing to reduce tensile stresses due to temperature drop are proposed in this approach.
Szwed, A., & Kamińska, I. (2015). Mitigation of low-temperature cracking in asphalt pavement by selection of material stiffness. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 111, pp. 748–755). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.141