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Characterisation of Asphalt Concrete Using Nanoindentation

Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Perth 6845, Australia
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Materials 2017, 10(7), 823;
Received: 30 June 2017 / Revised: 13 July 2017 / Accepted: 17 July 2017 / Published: 18 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Nanoindentation in Materials)
In this study, nanoindentation was conducted to extract the load-displacement behaviour and the nanomechanical properties of asphalt concrete across the mastic, matrix, and aggregate phases. Further, the performance of hydrated lime as an additive was assessed across the three phases. The hydrated lime containing samples have greater resistance to deformation in the mastic and matrix phases, in particular, the mastic. There is strong evidence suggesting that hydrated lime has the most potent effect on the mastic phase, with significant increase in hardness and stiffness. View Full-Text
Keywords: asphalt concrete; hydrated lime; nanoindentation; Young’s modulus; hardness asphalt concrete; hydrated lime; nanoindentation; Young’s modulus; hardness
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Barbhuiya, S.; Caracciolo, B. Characterisation of Asphalt Concrete Using Nanoindentation. Materials 2017, 10, 823.

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