Resistance to Permanent Deformation and Low-Temperature Cracking of Porous Asphalt Mixture Using the Tafpack Super Additive
Porous asphalt is one of the most functional structures for the surface layer of asphalt pavement, which has already shown excellent noise reduction property for its 20% air voids in the structure. However, mechanical degradation is also monitored because of the high air voids, for example, permanent deformation in high service temperature and cracking in low service temperature. The Tafpack Super (TPS) additive was used in this study and expected to improve the resistance to permanent deformation and low-temperature cracking of porous asphalt mixture. Unconfined static uniaxial creep test and three-point bending test were conducted to study the effects of TPS additive on the permanent deformation and anti-cracking property of porous asphalt mixture, respectively. Experimental results showed that the TPS additive decreased the creep deformation and increased the creep stiffness modulus in uniaxial creep test. TPS additive had little effect on the brittleness temperature porous asphalt mixtures as shown in three-point bending testing. However, the flexural strength-strain response curve indicated that with the increase of TPS additive, porous asphalt mixtures exhibited better resistance to cracking. Porous asphalt mixtures with TPS additive indicate excellent temperature susceptibility and can be applied to a wider field of road engineering.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
T. W. Cao et al., "Resistance to Permanent Deformation and Low-Temperature Cracking of Porous Asphalt Mixture Using the Tafpack Super Additive", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 347-250, 2009