Experimental study on asphalt mixture recovery

Experimental study on asphalt mixture recovery Asphalt materials used in road pavements are exposed to repeated heavy traffic loading under changing climates. These phenomena make pavements prone to fatigue deterioration as a consequence of the formation of micro-cracks, which can coalesce into a network, ultimately leading to macro cracking and structural collapse. Susceptibility of asphalt mixtures to fatigue is usually evaluated through cyclic laboratory testing, where asphalt specimens are subjected to sinusoidal loading cycles. As the number of cycles increases, a significant loss in material stiffness occurs. However, if loading is interrupted by introducing a rest period between two continuous loading phases, an important change in material behavior is observed. This is associated with a substantial stiffness recovery, which in turn triggers the material’s fatigue life. In this study, the phenomenon of stiffness recovery during rest periods is investigated. Cyclic uniaxial tension–compression loading tests are conducted in stress-control mode and rest periods of different durations are considered. Dissipated energy is analyzed and used to assess the material’s capability for recovery and a new recovery index is proposed. It is found that the newly developed index can successfully assess the recovery properties of asphalt mixture. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Materials and Structures Springer Journals

Experimental study on asphalt mixture recovery

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by RILEM
Subject
Engineering; Structural Mechanics; Materials Science, general; Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment; Civil Engineering; Building Materials
ISSN
1359-5997
eISSN
1871-6873
D.O.I.
10.1617/s11527-017-1064-0
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Abstract

Asphalt materials used in road pavements are exposed to repeated heavy traffic loading under changing climates. These phenomena make pavements prone to fatigue deterioration as a consequence of the formation of micro-cracks, which can coalesce into a network, ultimately leading to macro cracking and structural collapse. Susceptibility of asphalt mixtures to fatigue is usually evaluated through cyclic laboratory testing, where asphalt specimens are subjected to sinusoidal loading cycles. As the number of cycles increases, a significant loss in material stiffness occurs. However, if loading is interrupted by introducing a rest period between two continuous loading phases, an important change in material behavior is observed. This is associated with a substantial stiffness recovery, which in turn triggers the material’s fatigue life. In this study, the phenomenon of stiffness recovery during rest periods is investigated. Cyclic uniaxial tension–compression loading tests are conducted in stress-control mode and rest periods of different durations are considered. Dissipated energy is analyzed and used to assess the material’s capability for recovery and a new recovery index is proposed. It is found that the newly developed index can successfully assess the recovery properties of asphalt mixture.

Journal

Materials and StructuresSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 23, 2017

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