Development of a multiscale simulation of asphalt pavements based on an FE-RVE approach

Z. Qian, L. Chen, J. Hu, G. Lu, P. Liu, H. Liao, M. Oeser

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Abstract

The computational cost of pure microscale models at the macroscale is extremely high and the advantages of the microscale simulation are generally restricted to some specific regions of the macroscale structure. As a result, the Finite Element Representative Volume Element (FE-RVE) approach is proposed to do the multiscale analysis, which provides opportunities to more comprehensively describe the mechanical response of asphalt pavement, e.g., the microscale models enable parametric studies on the influence of such as aggregate morphology on the macroscopic response of asphalt pavements. In this study, a general workflow is put forward to do the FE-RVE based simulation. Afterward, a pavement structure model is set up as an example with microstructural RVE models. The example proves the algorithm to be sufficiently effective and reliable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Pavements - Proceedings of the 6th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2020
EditorsXianhua Chen, Jun Yang, Markus Oeser, Haopeng Wang
PublisherCRC Press Balkema
Pages208-211
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780367726102
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2020 - Virtual, Online, China
Duration: 18 Oct 202021 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameFunctional Pavements - Proceedings of the 6th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2020

Conference

Conference6th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2020
Country/TerritoryChina
CityVirtual, Online
Period18/10/2021/10/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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