Effect of volumetric factors on the mechanical behavior of asphalt fine aggregate matrix and the relationship to asphalt mixture properties

B. Shane Underwood, Y. Richard Kim

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Abstract

The multiscale study of asphalt concrete using fine aggregate matrix (FAM) has become widespread in recent years. Different laboratory fabrication procedures have been proposed, and since FAM's sensitivity to compositional effects is unknown this literature cannot be coherently interpreted. In this paper, the mechanical responses of FAM at different volumetric compositions are systematically studied. The viscoelastic and tensile properties are found to be sensitive to volumetric composition. It is concluded that the use of FAM for modeling purposes requires accurate replication of FAM as it exists in the mixture. However, such strict requirements are not necessary for simpler, comparative evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-681
Number of pages10
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume49
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Asphalt concrete
  • Fatigue
  • Fine aggregate matrix
  • Linear viscoelastic
  • Multiscale evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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