The author has retracted this article, Numerical Simulation of Cracking Propagation of Asphalt Concrete Beam, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11668-017-0307-2, due to data calculation errors made during the preparation of the manuscript which render the conclusions invalid. The author agrees to this retraction.

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