Different material attributes such as mix volumetrics, aggregate gradations, and binder characteristics are the factors affecting viscoelastic material functions of asphalt concrete. In this study, the effects of aggregate gradation on the complex modulus function of asphalt concrete are determined. The two distinct properties of the aggregate blend considered in this study are the fineness modulus and the uniformity coefficient. A total of 54, plant produced, asphalt concrete mixtures with asphalt binders having various performance grades and sources were collected from the manufacturing plants. The asphalt-aggregate mixtures were then compacted, cored, and sawed to cylindrical specimens. Three cylindrical specimens from each of the asphalt-aggregate mixtures were prepared and tested in the laboratory for complex or dynamic modulus. After that, average mastercurves of complex modulus and phase angle were generated by applying time-temperature superposition principle. Study showed that the complex modulus function of asphalt concrete is significantly related to the fineness modulus and uniformity coefficient of the aggregate blends used in the asphalt-aggregate mixture.
Effect of Fineness Modulus and Uniformity Coefficient on the Complex Modulus Function of Asphalt Concrete
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Rahman, ASMA, & Tarefder, RA. "Effect of Fineness Modulus and Uniformity Coefficient on the Complex Modulus Function of Asphalt Concrete." Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 14: Emerging Technologies; Materials: Genetics to Structures; Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis. Tampa, Florida, USA. November 3–9, 2017. V014T11A023. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2017-72268
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