Analysis of asphalt mix surface-Tread rubber interaction by using finite element method

Santosh Kumar Srirangam, Kumar Anupam, Cor Kasbergen, Tom Scarpas

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Abstract

The surface texture of the pavement plays a very important role in deriving the frictional properties at the tire rubber-pavement interface. Particularly, the hysteretic friction due to viscoelastic deformations of rubber depends mainly on the pavement surface texture. In the present paper, the effect of micromechanical pavement surface morphology on rubber block friction was brought in by comparing the friction results for three different asphalt mix morphological surfaces, namely, Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA), Ultra-Thin Surfacing (UTS) and Porous Asphalt (PA). The asphalt surface morphologies of these mixes were captured by using an X-ray tomographer; from which the resulting images micromechanical finite element (FE) meshes for SMA, UTS and PA pavements were developed by means of the SimpleWare software (2011). These asphalt meshes were combined with the contact algorithm for the micromechanical analysis of the contact problem of rough surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements, MAIREPAV 2016
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Pages1192-1205
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789811104497
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 27 Jul 201629 Jul 2016
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements
Abbreviated titleMAIREPAV 2016
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period27/07/1629/07/16

Keywords

  • Contact
  • Finite element
  • Hysteretic friction
  • Micromechanical analysis
  • Surface texture

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