Kinetics-based fatigue damage investigation of asphalt mixture through residual strain analysis using indirect tensile fatigue test

Chenze Fang, Naisheng Guo, Zhen Leng, Jiwang Jiang, Hui Li, Guoyang Lu, Haopeng Wang

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Abstract

Fatigue damage, one of the major distresses of asphalt pavement, has been found to have a phenomenological correlation with the accumulated residual strain (RS) of the asphalt mixture tested by stress-controlled fatigue test with excessive creep. However, it remains a challenge to quantitatively model such phenomenological correlation. This study aims to address this challenge by applying the kinetics theory to the indirect tensile fatigue test (ITFT) with excessive creep data of various asphalt mixtures. First, ITFTs of asphalt mixtures under different conditions were conducted to analyze the RS response. Then, the RS kinetics model was established based on the fast-constant rate kinetics model. Finally, two of the kinetics model parameters, the RS constant rate (kc) and activation energy, were successfully applied to characterize the fatigue life (Nf) and the fatigue damage resistance of the asphalt mixture, respectively. It was found that the established RS kinetics model can accurately describe the development of the accumulated RS determined by ITFT. The kc determined by ITFT is an effective indicator for the rate of the initial damage evolving to the failure threshold. The established kc-based fatigue equation can be used to predict the Nf of the asphalt mixture tested by ITFT from kc. The RS accumulation activation energy can effectively characterize the fatigue damage resistance of the asphalt mixture tested by ITFT.

Original languageEnglish
Article number128962
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Asphalt mixture
  • Fatigue damage
  • Kinetics model
  • Residual strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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