Research on Cryogenic Properties of Different Fiber Asphalts and Mixtures
From microstructure and technical performance of different fibers, the variation and influence of the different fibers’ properties and parameters on cryogenic properties of matrix asphalt and asphalt mixture were researched and evaluated through BBR and cryogenic trabecular bending tests. Research shows that: the addition of fibers makes the matrix asphalt’s low temperature creep stiffness S increases, creep slope m decreases, namely the matrix asphalt cryogenic flexibility and stress relaxation ability are weakened; cryogenic anti-cracking ability of asphalt mixture is significantly improved through adding different fibers, the order of improving effectiveness: Dolanit AS fiber> ARBOCEL lignin fiber> Basalt fiber; while asphalt content is constant, with the increase of fiber content, the mixture maximum bending strain, strength, deformation of mixture firstly increase and then decrease, the optimal asphalt content of asphalt mixtures and optimal fiber content of three fibers are identified according to the above three indicators’ maximum. Research points out the existed problems that are scope of application and evaluation indicators in BBR test of SHARP, optimal asphalt and fiber content are fully recommended, it provides scientific guidance and practical foundation for actual project.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
K. Liu et al., "Research on Cryogenic Properties of Different Fiber Asphalts and Mixtures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 238-242, 2011