Research on Performance of a Dense Graded Ultra-Thin Wearing Course Mixture
AbstractThis paper focused on the design and performance characterization of a modified ultra-thin wearing course mixture (M-UWM). A dense graded ultra-thin wearing course mixture with nominal maximum aggregate size of 10 mm was designed and named as UWM10. A multi-chain polyolefin modifier was used to modify the performance of UWM10 to get M-UWM10. Based on different laboratory performance tests including wheel tracking tests, low-temperature bending beam tests, immersion Marshall tests and freeze-thaw splitting tests, the high temperature rutting resistance, low-temperature cracking resistance and moisture resistance of the designed M-UWM10 were evaluated. The texture depth tests and wheel tracking tests were combined to characterize the degradation behaviour of the surface texture depth of M-UWM10. Based on test roads, the bonding conditions between the wearing course layer that consisted of M-UWM10 and its sublayer were evaluated by computed tomography (CT) scanning test and pull out test. Filed texture depth tests were also conducted on the test roads. It is proved that the designed wearing course mixture M-UWM10 shows excellent pavement performance as well as better wearing resistance and interlayer bonding than the traditional wearing course mixture. View Full-Text
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Geng, L.; Ma, T.; Zhang, J.; Huang, X.; Hu, P. Research on Performance of a Dense Graded Ultra-Thin Wearing Course Mixture. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 800.
Geng L, Ma T, Zhang J, Huang X, Hu P. Research on Performance of a Dense Graded Ultra-Thin Wearing Course Mixture. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(8):800.Chicago/Turabian Style
Geng, Lei; Ma, Tao; Zhang, Junhui; Huang, Xiaoming; Hu, Pengsen. 2017. "Research on Performance of a Dense Graded Ultra-Thin Wearing Course Mixture." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 8: 800.
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