Simulation of mastic transport from open graded asphalt mixes using a hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element approach

N. Kringos, A. Scarpas, A. P.S. Selvadurai

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Abstract

This paper presents a numerical approach for modelling the advective transport of mastic particles from an asphalt mix and is part of an ongoing effort to model combined physicalmechanical moisture-induced damage in asphalt mixes. Due to the complex composite structure of asphalt mixtures, moisture can infiltrate in various ways into the components and have an adverse effect on its mechanical performance. Depending on the gradation of the asphalt aggregates and the mixing procedure, asphalt structures with a variable permeability may result. Open-graded asphalt mixes are designed with a high interconnected air void content to serve as a drainage layer on the pavement and are therefore frequently exposed to a fast water flow field. This paper uses a numerical procedure to simulate the effects of an advection-dominated transport process on the mastic concentration within an open-graded asphalt mix. A hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element approach is employed with a single step reverse particle tracking scheme. The procedure is validated with two analytical studies and a numerical simulation is shown for the advective transport of mastic from an asphaltic system.

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
Pages767-778
Number of pages12
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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