Volume 37, Issue 5 (September 2009)
Research on Relationship between Aging State and Low-Temperature Performance of Asphalt Mixture
Aging phenomenon of asphalt material exists in the course of mixing, spreading, and rolling of asphalt mixture, as well as the use in the asphalt pavement. The indirect tensile strength test was used to evaluate the performance of asphalt mixtures at low-temperature under different aging conditions. As compared with the results from the original short-term aging and the long-term aging asphalt mixtures, the results show that the original asphalt mixture cannot reflect the real performance of the asphalt mixture in the field. The short-term aging specimens are more sensitive than long-term aging specimens in evaluating the performance of the asphalt mixture at low temperature. Tests results also indicate that the consideration of aging during the evaluation of asphalt pavement performance is necessary.