Simulation of combined physical-mechanical moisture induced damage in asphaltic mixes

N. Kringos, A. Scarpas

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Abstract

In this contribution, a finite element tool which is developed at Delft University of Technology, for the simulation of combined physical-mechanical moisture induced damage in asphaltic mixes is presented. Processes that are included as important contributors to moisture induced damage are molecular diffusion of moisture and a 'washing away' process of the mastic, due to a pumping action of the traffic load. In the model, these physical material degradation processes interact with a model for the mechanical damage to produce the overall moisturemechanical damage in the mix. This contribution shows the model, discusses the dominant material parameters and gives a numerical example.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAdvanced Characterisation of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials - Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Characterisation of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials
Pages779-789
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2007
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Characterisation of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials - Athens, Greece
Duration: 20 Jun 200722 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameAdvanced Characterisation of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials - Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Characterisation of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Characterisation of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period20/06/0722/06/07

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