The Effect of Temperature and Composition to the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Pavements


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Ceramics, concretes and asphalt-mixtures are the most popular building materials in Hungary, because of the highway programme of the government. In spite of their large popularity, some of the mechanical properties of ceramics, concretes and asphalts are not investigated enough till today. Particularly, there is no mechanical model usable to understand and explain the rheological behaviours of these materials with different compositions of mineral raw materials. It is well known, that the viscosity of viscous materials, viscoelastic materials, and viscoplastic materials dynamically decreases, as the temperature increases. The decrease of viscosity by leaps and bounds could be extremely dangerous in case of asphalt pavements in the range of 55 – 75 °C, due to the crossing of cars on the low viscosity pavements which suffer inelastic deformation, as a result. Using a Rheo-tribometer instrument developed by L. A. Gömze and others, the authors have investigated and tested asphalt mixtures with different composition of mineral raw materials, and would like to reveal and review the dependence of the rheological properties of these pavements against the temperature, and the intensity of the dependence.



Edited by:

P.J. Szabó, T. Réti, T. Czigány






L. A. Gömze et al., "The Effect of Temperature and Composition to the Rheological Properties of Asphalt Pavements", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 589, pp. 85-91, 2008

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June 2008


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