Differences in cracking resistance of asphalt mixtures due to ageing and moisture damage
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The ageing phenomenon and moisture damage become key factors to evaluate mixture cracking resistance. In this paper, the effect of ageing and water on cracking resistance and fatigue behavior in a bituminous mixture is studied. Specimens were tested by a direct tensile test (Fénix test) to obtain fracture energy values whereas variation of complex modulus and dissipated energy density was obtained by a strain sweep fatigue test (EBADE test). Results show a significant reduction in cracking resistance and fatigue life of the mixture after ageing (failure strain is reduced approximately by 35%). Water in standard conditions has very little influence.
CitacióLopez, T., Miro, R. Differences in cracking resistance of asphalt mixtures due to ageing and moisture damage. "Construction & building materials", Juny 2016, vol. 112, p. 299-306.
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