Evaluating the feasibility of Freeze-Thaw cycling test on durability of asphalt mixtures: A pilot study

Chun Hsing Ho, Junyi Shan, Feiyue Wang, Yiyang Chen

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Abstract

This paper aims at evaluating the feasibility of using an ASTM C666 apparatus in freeze-thaw (F-T) characterizations of asphalt mixtures. Currently, there is no standard available that provides guidelines of how to prepare asphalt specimens for ASTM C666 F-T cycle tests, so this research serves as a pilot study to bring together an innovative material testing methodology to characterize the F-T resistance of asphalt mixtures. Asphalt specimens were tested at six different cycles which were determined to be 0, 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300. After a desired cycle is completed, specimens removed from the apparatus and were tested for their thermal resistance. Based on test results, stiffness values of asphalt mixtures dropped as the number of freezethaw cycle increased. The relationship between the asphalt mixtures and freeze-thaw cycles can be expressed as an exponentially empirical equation. The findings presented in the paper provides a positive trend for future research focusing on the long term durability of asphalt mixtures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFunctional Pavement Design - Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016
EditorsSandra Erkens, Xueyan Liu, Kumar Anupam, Yiqiu Tan
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages89-98
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781315643274
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 29 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameFunctional Pavement Design - Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016

Other

Other4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period6/29/167/1/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Ho, C. H., Shan, J., Wang, F., & Chen, Y. (2016). Evaluating the feasibility of Freeze-Thaw cycling test on durability of asphalt mixtures: A pilot study. In S. Erkens, X. Liu, K. Anupam, & Y. Tan (Eds.), Functional Pavement Design - Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016 (pp. 89-98). (Functional Pavement Design - Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315643274-10