Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty
22, 4, 2023, 613-624

Application of dynamic complex stiffness modulus master curves of HMA with recycled materials in the mechanistic-empirical design of road pavement structures

Aleksander Zborowski Mail
https://orcid.org/0009-0000-2761-0384
TPA Sp. z o.o., 8 Parzniewska St., 05-800 Pruszków, Polska
Kamil Otkałło Mail
https://orcid.org/0009-0007-1338-1075
TPA Sp. z o.o., 8 Parzniewska St., 05-800 Pruszków, Polska
Published: 2023-12-30

Abstract

The main objective of the paper is to present the possibilities and advantages of advanced methods for determining the viscoelastic properties of asphalt mixtures produced using recycled materials in individual mechanistic-empirical pavement design. The use of various types of materials in asphalt mixture production can significantly alter their functional parameters, such as the dynamic stiffness modulus. In addition, this parameter changes with the change in the temperature of the road pavement and the speed of vehicles. In order to determine the durability of the pavement structure in an informed manner and minimize the risk of error, it is necessary to investigate and describe as precisely as possible this variability in the behavior of asphalt layers as a result of changes in the properties of input materials, e.g. by the addition of recycled materials and under the influence of changes in temperature and load velocity of the pavement. The most effective approach involves the application of master curves of the dynamic complex stiffness modulus of asphalt mixture, constructed based on research results conducted at different temperatures and loading frequencies. This allows for the determination of stress and deformation states of the pavement construction under various climatic conditions, utilizing seasonal or average monthly temperatures and considering the specific characteristics of pavement operation, such as different vehicle speeds for main routes, connectors, or street intersections. The paper compares the changes in dynamic modulus master curves for different types of asphalt mixtures with and without the addition of waste or recycled materials such as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), rubber from used tires, or synthetic fibres and changes impact on the estimated durability of the pavement structure due to different approaches to determining climatic conditions and movement speed.

Keywords


dynamic complex stiffness modulus of HMA, master curves, recycling, mechanistic-empirical design of pavement structures, pavement durability

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Application of dynamic complex stiffness modulus master curves of HMA with recycled materials in the mechanistic-empirical design of road pavement structures

  
Zborowski, Aleksander; Otkałło, Kamil. Application of dynamic complex stiffness modulus master curves of HMA with recycled materials in the mechanistic-empirical design of road pavement structures. Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 4, p. 613-624, dec. 2023. ISSN 2449-769X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 Apr. 2024. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7409/RABDIM.023.041.