RESEARCH ARTICLE


Rutting and Fatigue Performance Evaluation of Qingchuan Rock Modified Asphalt Mixture



Li Limin1, *, He Zhaoyi2, Liu Weidong1, Hu Cheng2, Liu Yang2
1 School of Civil and Enviromental Engineering, Hunan University of Science and Engineering, Hunan Yongzhou, 425199, P.R. China
2 Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, 400074, P.R. China


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Abstract

To solve the problem of rutting and fatigue damage to asphalt pavement, rutting and fatigue performances of Qingchuan rock asphalt modified asphalt were studied, based on the dynamic shear rheometer test, the dynamic creep test, the rutting test, the indirect tensile fatigue test, the small-sized acceleration loading test, the compressive resilient modulus test, the BISAR3.0 Program and the rutting calculation method based on dynamic finite element method. The results indicate that Qingchuan rock asphalt modifier can obviously improve the anti-fatigue performance and anti-rutting performance of asphalt pavement. Taking the anti-rutting performance and the raw-material price of asphalt into consideration, a rock asphalt optimum content ranging from 5% to 8% is suggested. Qingchuan rock asphalt is a good modifier to solve the rutting and the fatigue damage of asphalt pavement.

Keywords: Asphalt mixture, Fatigue, Pavement structure, Performance evaluation, Qingchuan rock asphalt, Rutting.