Mineral fillers are added into asphalt mixtures to stiffen asphalt binder and im-prove mixture density and strength. The stiffness of the mastic affects the ability of the mixture to resist permanent deformation at higher temperatures, influences stress development and fatigue resistance at intermediate temperatures, and in-fluences stress development and fracture resistance at low temperatures. In this study, the effect of mineral fillers and their fractional voids on mastic rheological and mechanical properties is evaluated. Four types of filler with different physical properties were investigated. The fillers were associated to four asphalt binders, including unmodified and polymer modified binders, to obtain 16 asphalt mas-tics. The rheological properties of the mastics were evaluated conducting Super-pave testing procedures, including the dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and the bending beam rheometer (BBR). Their mechanical response was investigated us-ing a Modified Direct Tension Test (MDTT), also employing a completely rede-signed in-house developed Digital Image Correlation System (DIC) capable of ac-curately capturing localized or non-uniform stress distributions. The results showed that the Rigden fractional void is an effective indicator of filler stiffening effect, but it cannot be employed to evaluate the interaction between asphalt binder and filler. The effect of filler volume fraction on mastic performance de-pends on the binder employed.

Influence of Mineral Fillers on Asphalt Mixture Cracking Behavior / Elena, Romeo; Valeria, Ghizzardi; Silvia, Rastelli; Antonio, Montepara. - (2015). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 8th International RILEM SIB Symposium.

Influence of Mineral Fillers on Asphalt Mixture Cracking Behavior

ROMEO, Elena;GHIZZARDI, Valeria;RASTELLI, Silvia;MONTEPARA, Antonio
2015

Abstract

Mineral fillers are added into asphalt mixtures to stiffen asphalt binder and im-prove mixture density and strength. The stiffness of the mastic affects the ability of the mixture to resist permanent deformation at higher temperatures, influences stress development and fatigue resistance at intermediate temperatures, and in-fluences stress development and fracture resistance at low temperatures. In this study, the effect of mineral fillers and their fractional voids on mastic rheological and mechanical properties is evaluated. Four types of filler with different physical properties were investigated. The fillers were associated to four asphalt binders, including unmodified and polymer modified binders, to obtain 16 asphalt mas-tics. The rheological properties of the mastics were evaluated conducting Super-pave testing procedures, including the dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and the bending beam rheometer (BBR). Their mechanical response was investigated us-ing a Modified Direct Tension Test (MDTT), also employing a completely rede-signed in-house developed Digital Image Correlation System (DIC) capable of ac-curately capturing localized or non-uniform stress distributions. The results showed that the Rigden fractional void is an effective indicator of filler stiffening effect, but it cannot be employed to evaluate the interaction between asphalt binder and filler. The effect of filler volume fraction on mastic performance de-pends on the binder employed.
Influence of Mineral Fillers on Asphalt Mixture Cracking Behavior / Elena, Romeo; Valeria, Ghizzardi; Silvia, Rastelli; Antonio, Montepara. - (2015). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 8th International RILEM SIB Symposium.
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