The Nonlinear Viscoelastic Behavior for Asphalt Mixture Materials
Compressive behavior of asphalt mixture is studied in creep and strain recovery tests observing large nonlinear viscoelastic strains. The nonlinear viscoelastic material model for asphalt mixture is presented, based on a modified version of Schapery’s constitutive relationship. For the description of the nonlinear viscoelastic response of the material, simple creep and recovery tests for different stress levels were executed. An analytical method and a nonlinear fitting procedure by the least square method are developed to determine nonlinear viscoelastic stress dependent parameters. Constant stress creep testing were also performed to validate the developed material model. The model successfully describes the main features for asphalt mixture and shows good agreement with test data within the considered stress range.
Y. Ye and Y. Z. Cai, "The Nonlinear Viscoelastic Behavior for Asphalt Mixture Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 3268-3271, 2011