Study on Low-Temperature Performance of Asphalt Mixture Impacted by Modified Asphalt and Polyester Fibers
Low temperature crack plays an important role on the road safety and comfort. Indoor experiments were carried out to study the crack resistance of asphalt mixture. The results show that: fiber and SBS modified asphalt can increase the failure strain energy, the failure stress and the failure strain and reduce stiffness, thus can significantly improve the anti-cracking ability at low temperature; at a critical temperature of about -10°C, the splitting strength achieve a peak value correspondingly, and the asphalt mixture transforms from the viscoelastic status to the brittle status; the failure load and the failure strain of the three kinds of mixtures are in the sequence of modified asphalt mixture> fiber mixture> common asphalt mixture; the results of the J-integral strain energy test show that fiber asphalt mixture has the maximum resistance curve slope, which means it may have better anti-cracking ability than the SBS modified asphalt mixture; the fracture stiffness can be introduced to effectively evaluate the crack resistance of asphalt mixture.
Weijun Yang and Qiusheng Li
X. Yu and J. B. Huang, "Study on Low-Temperature Performance of Asphalt Mixture Impacted by Modified Asphalt and Polyester Fibers", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 204-208, pp. 3886-3889, 2012