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Influence of water and temperature on mechanical properties of selected asphalt pavements

Title: Influence of water and temperature on mechanical properties of selected asphalt pavements
Author(s): R. Gubler, M. N. Partl, F. Canestrari, A. Grilli
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 38
Issue: 279
Issue date: 2005-06-01
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 523 - 532
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 17
Language: English

Abstract: One of the main causes of distress in asphalt pavements is water damage.
The purpose of this paper is to compare different test methods to evaluate moisture susceptibility.
This is of special importance because of the insufficient effectiveness of the test procedures currently used.
In this research, experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of water and temperature on mechanical properties of mixtures with different air void content.
The evaluation of such properties concentrates on the following three approaches: innovative (Coaxial Shear Test), traditional (Indirect Tensile Test) and empirical (Cantabro Test).
Specimens were prepared by means of Superpave Gyratory Compactor (SGC) and divided in two different subsets for controlled dry and wet conditioned testing.
Test results indicated that the Indirect Tensile Test (IDT) is not able to discriminate between wet and dry condition as the Coaxial Shear Test (CAST) does.
The CAST method reproduces closest the real field conditions and indicates clearly the risk of water damage for open graded mixtures (high air void content).
Dense graded mixtures (low air void content) showed less influence probably due to the reduced amount of penetrating water.
Cantabro Tests (CAT) provided also significant results in good correlation with air void content and material properties of asphalt mixes.

Online publication: 2005-04-12
Classification: Scientific Reports
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/14317

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