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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(6), 583; doi:10.3390/app7060583

A Study on Evaluation and Application of Snowmelt Performance of Anti-Icing Asphalt Pavement

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Key Laboratory for Special Area Highway Engineering of Ministry of Education, Chang’an University, Xi’an 710064, China
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Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China
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First Highway Consultants Co., Ltd.,63 Kejier Road Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone, Xi’an 710075, China
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Highway Administration Bureau of Rizhao City, 7 Yantai Road, Rizhao 276826, China
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Highway Administration Bureau of Dezhou City, 1255 Mid Dongfeng Road Decheng District, Dezhou 253006, China
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Hubei Urban Construction Design Institute Co. Ltd., 1 Longxiang Street, Hanyang District, Wuhan 430051, China
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Academic Editor: Zhanping You
Received: 14 April 2017 / Revised: 17 May 2017 / Accepted: 31 May 2017 / Published: 5 June 2017

Abstract

This paper presents a quantitative estimation of anti-icing asphalt mixture snow-melting performance and provides the application guidance for the mixture under study. The regression model of snowmelt quality evolution was established and experimentally verified for different values of snowfall intensity, temperature and blending content of anti-icing filler. The deicing performance of anti-icing asphalt mixtures was evaluated via the impact load tests. The results obtained indicate that the application temperatures of the anti-icing asphalt mixture should exceed −10 °C for moderate or light snow conditions and exceed 0 °C for heavy or blizzard snow conditions. A linear dependence between the snowmelt quality of anti-icing asphalt mixture and time is observed for all tested values of snowfall intensity and temperature. On the other hand, under the same snowfall intensity conditions, a two- to threefold increase of the melting rate with temperature is observed. The available records for the last 30 years in different regions under study concerning variation ranges of three meteorological factors (namely, the extremely minimum temperature, snowfall intensity and the coldest month’s average temperature), the most suitable temperature for application of anti-icing asphalt pavement was identified for each particular region. View Full-Text
Keywords: anti-icing asphalt pavement; self-snow-melting performance; deicing performance; linear dependence; climate zone anti-icing asphalt pavement; self-snow-melting performance; deicing performance; linear dependence; climate zone
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Zheng, M.; Wu, S.; Wang, C.; Li, Y.; Ma, Z.; Peng, L. A Study on Evaluation and Application of Snowmelt Performance of Anti-Icing Asphalt Pavement. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 583.

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