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Laboratory Performance Evaluation of High Modulus Asphalt Concrete Modified with Different Additives.

1. Introduction

High modulus asphalt concrete (HMAC) is one of attracting alternatives to enhance load-bearing capacity of pavement structure against conventional structural distresses, such as rutting and fatigue crack [1]. Rutting resistance of conventional mixture is improved by adding special additives such as antirutting additive or using hard grade asphalt binder in the mixture [2]. One of the most controversial issues concerning HMAC is systematic performance evaluation. Many researches have been conducted regarding high and low temperature performance and water stability. Lee et al. evaluated the high temperature performance and fatigue performance of HMAC based on dynamic modulus, moisture susceptibility, wheel tracking, and fatigue tests [3]. Geng et al. studied stiffness, elastic recovery, workability, and thermal cracking resistance of HMAC and found that the asphalt layers thickness could be significantly reduced by replacing neat binder with HMABs. [4]. Espersson studied dynamic modulus of HMAC at different temperatures to obtain the reduction in thickness depending on the temperature and the use of HMAC, getting that HMAC and conventional bitumen behaved differently in terms of stiffness and elasticity. HMAC in the study had higher complex modulus at all the evaluated temperatures and viscosity was also higher [5]. Laboratory tests, including dynamic modulus, creep compliance, fatigue, moisture damage, and rutting, were conducted to evaluate the performance of different types of WMA mixes [6]. Han chose two kinds of aggregates (basalt and limestone) with obvious differences to study the impact of aggregates on the high modulus mixture properties of hard asphalt (such as high temperature properties, modulus, and fatigue resistance), showing that a balanced design of high temperature performance, modulus, and fatigue resistance properties can be achieved on the mixture thronging the gradation and the hard asphalt dosage adjustment, for different properties aggregate [7]. Wu et al. evaluated performance of several kinds of additives for high modulus asphalt mixture by tests. The testing results in the article had proved that the existing China-made additives can also meet the requirement of high modulus asphalt concrete (HMAC) [8]. Sun and Li tested fatigue properties of high modulus asphalt using Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) and showing that the fatigue performance of PR-Plasts is better than rock asphalt and 15/25# is the worst at given conditions [9]. However, little research results have been reported concerning static and dynamic modulus at different temperatures, relation of static and dynamic modulus, and reasonable evaluation indicators of rut. In addition, research about common values for HMAC performances should be recommended, and then comprehensive performance evaluation system of HMAC needs to be further conducted from performance test [2-5,7].

Performance tests (including static modulus and dynamic modulus, high and low temperature, water stability, and shear behavior tests) were conducted on three different mixtures (HMAC-16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25) in this study and the test temperatures were 15, 20, and 60[degrees]C. Based on the performance tests, common values of HMAC were proposed which can be a reference for establishing evaluation system of HMAC performance.

2. Materials and Test Scheme

2.1. Materials

2.1.1. Asphalt and Aggregate. In this study, Zhonghai A-70 asphalt with high consistency and viscosity at 60[degrees]C was chosen to ensure the resistance to permanent deformation. The physical and mechanical features of the asphalt are shown in Table 1.

Rutting resistance of HMAC is affected by the shape and interlock of aggregates. Therefore, clean, hard, wear-resistant, crushed, and nonacidic aggregates were selected in this study to achieve high rutting resistance of asphalt mixtures. Limestone was employed as aggregate. Three types of asphalt mixtures known as HMAC-16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25 were studied. The gradations of HMAC-16 were chosen following the JTG F40-2004. Different sizes of coarse aggregate were naturally filled, tamped, compacted, and detected by maximum skeleton strength (CBR) test, in order to get the minimum VCA (voids in coarse aggregates), CBR, and best proportion of each single particle size of coarse aggregate for HMAC-20 and HMAC-25. Talbol formula was adopted to guide the design for fine aggregate gradation and the mass ratio of fine aggregates with different size was determined. Talbol formula is one of the grading formulas and is used to design the grading curve of aggregate, showing the fluctuation range of gradation. The detailed formula is as follows:

p = 100[(d/D).sup.n] (1)

where P is passing percentage of aggregate, %, d is mesh size of particles, mm, D is the maximum particle size of aggregate, mm, and n is grading index.

The gradations of HMAC-20 and HMAC-25 were determined after optimization [10, 11]. Aggregate gradations and optimum bitumen-aggregate ratio are shown in Tables 2 and 3.

2.1.2. Additives. Pavement deformation under the vehicle load is reduced by increasing the modulus of asphalt concrete, which means the rutting resistance is improved. The high modulus additive, antirutting additive, and hard asphalt can be used as additives to increase the modulus of asphalt concrete. In this paper, PR-Module (PRM), PR-Plasts (PRS), and Resin Alloy (RA) additives were adopted, and Zengqiang (ZQ) additive was for contrastive study.

PRM and PRS additives, originated in France, were applied to pavement structure of heavy traffic as shown in Figures 1(a) and 1(b). RA was asphalt compound modifier used as antirutting agent and had stability properties as shown in Figure 1(c). ZQ additive [12], originated in China, was a high modulus additive aimed at reducing rutting, as shown in Figure 1(d). The additives were used according to dry process, meaning that additive was dry-mixed with hot aggregate and then fixed with asphalt.

Mass ratio between additives (PRS, PRM, ZQ, and RA) and matrix asphalt is 0.7%, 0.4%, 0.8%, and 0.4%, respectively. The main characteristics of these materials are shown in Table 4.

2.2. Laboratory Testing

2.2.1. Static Modulus Test. Modulus is the main structural design parameter due to its prominent influence on the deformation of asphalt pavement. The uniaxial compression test was conducted in the universal material testing machine at 20[degrees]C and a test rate of 2 mm/min was applied to the 100 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm cylinder specimens (HMAC-16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25) according to ASTM D1074. The additives (PRM, PRS, and RA) were also used to modify the mechanical properties of conventional asphalt mixture [13,14]. Details of the testing scheme are shown in Table 5.

2.2.2. Dynamic Modulus Test (DMT). The dynamic modulus test was evaluated according to the test procedure described in ASTM D3497-79. Dynamic modulus test was conducted in the simple performance tester at three different temperatures (15, 20, and 60[degrees]C). At each temperature, the test was performed at eight different frequencies (25, 10, 5, 1, 0.5, 0.2, 0.1, and 0.01Hz). The tests specimens used in the dynamic modulus tests were directly obtained from the gyratory compactor with a diameter of 100 mm and height of 150 mm as depicted in Figures 2(a) and 2(b).

2.2.3. Wheel Tracking Test

(1) Conventional Wheel Tracking Test. The conventional wheel tracking test was conducted to evaluate the high temperature stability of asphalt mixtures. A contact pressure of 700 kPa was applied to the 300 mm x 300 mm x 50 mm slab specimens at 60[degrees]C according to the test procedure described in JTJ T0719.

(2) Unconventional Wheel Tracking Test. Contact pressures (800, 900, and 1000 kPa) were applied to the 300 mm x 300 mm x 50 mm slab specimens, respectively. The unconventional wheel tracking tests were conducted at 70[degrees]C to evaluate the permanent deformation characteristics of asphalt mixtures.

2.2.4. Uniaxial Penetration Test. The uniaxial penetration test is similar to the CBR test in soil test method. A cylindrical steel pressure head was loaded on a cylinder specimen at a fixed loading rate, to simulate the actual stress state of the road. In this study, the uniaxial penetration method was used for evaluating the shear performance of asphalt mixture.

The uniaxial penetration test was conducted to evaluate the shear behavior of asphalt mixtures according to the test procedure described in JTGE40-2007-T0134. A test rate of 1 mm/min as well as head size of 28.5 mm was applied to the 100 mm x 100 mm cylinder specimens at three different temperatures (15,20, and 60[degrees]C). During the constant temperature process, the temperature will be controlled automatically by the temperature controller with heat preservation for at least 6 h. Figure 3 shows the test instruments and specimen of uniaxial penetration test.

2.2.5. Bending Test at Low Temperature. The bending test was conducted according to the test procedure described in JTJ T0715-2011 to evaluate the low temperature performance of asphalt mixtures. A test rate of 50 mm/min was applied to the 250 mm x 30 mm x 35 mm slab specimens at temperature of -10[degrees]C.

2.2.6. Water Stability Test. Freeze-thaw splitting strength test and immersion Marshall test were conducted to study the water stability of mixture after freeze-thaw cycles on specimens. Three groups of specimens (HMAC-16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25) were compacted in a Marshall compactor according to the test procedure described in JTJ T0709-2011 and AASHTO T-283-98.

Marshall samples were first water-conditioned by vacuum saturation for 15 minutes with distilled water, then were placed in water under atmospheric pressure for 0.5 hours, and finally subjected to successive cycles of freezing and thawing. Each cycle consisted of freezing at -20[degrees]C for 16 hours followed by soaking in distilled water at 60[degrees]C for 24 hours [13-16].

3. Results and Discussion

3.1. Modulus

3.1.1. Static Modulus. Modulus of asphalt mixture, the main indicator characterizing antideformation performance of HMAC, is the key parameter of comprehensive evaluation system. Details of the static compressive modulus test are shown in Figures 4(a)-4(c).

(1) The Effect of Temperature on Modulus. Static modulus of asphalt mixture decreased when the temperature increased from 15[degrees]C to 60[degrees]C, meaning that asphalt mixture is sensitive to temperature. Compressive moduli of HMAC at 15, 20, and 60[degrees]C were 46%, 58%, and 72% more than those of conventional mixture, and the improving effect was more striking with the increasing temperature.

Figure 4 shows that compressive modulus of asphalt mixture decreases with the increase of temperature. Asphalt mixture is a typical complex viscoelastic plasticity indicating that the mechanical properties are very sensitive to temperature. Along with the increase of temperature, the physical characteristics manifest as being soft whereas strength and stiffness decrease resulting in the decrease of modulus.

In general, the high temperature stability of asphalt mixture increases along with increase of modulus. At the temperature of 15, 20, and 60[degrees]C, compressive moduli of high modulus asphalt concrete are 1.3-1.5,1.4-1.6, and 1.8-2.1 times the value of matrix asphalt mixture, respectively. The following can be indicated: compressive moduli of high modulus asphalt concrete are far bigger than that of ordinary asphalt mixture, and the higher the temperature, the more apparent the improving effect.

At the temperature of 15,20, and 60[degrees]C, moduli of HMACPRM were 13% ~18%, 1% ~7%, and 4% ~7% bigger than those of HMAC-PRS and moduli of HMAC-PRS were 4%~7%, 10%~20%, and 4%~7% greater than that of HMAC-RA, respectively, which means that PRM has the most significant effect on improving modulus of asphalt mixture. The ranking among the three mixes is HMAC-PRM, HMAC-RA, and HMAC-PRS from superior to inferior.

(2) The Effect of Nominal Maximum Aggregate Size on Modulus. The compressive moduli of HMAC-16 were 2300~2900 MPa, 1600~2000 MPa, and 490~560 MPa at the temperature of 15, 20, and 60[degrees]C, and those of HMAC-20 were 2600~3300 MPa, 1700~2300 MPa, and 520~610 MPa and those for HMAC-25 were 2200~2900 MPa, 1500-2000 MPa, and 490~590 MPa, respectively. On the whole, the modulus of HMAC-20 was bigger than those of HMAC-16 and HMAC-25.

Generally speaking, static moduli of HMAC-16 are better than those of HMAC-25 and HMAC-20. However, results obtained from 15[degrees]C, 20[degrees]C, and 60[degrees]C showed that static modulus of HMAC-20 is the best. The reasons for the phenomenon are simply that grading of HMAC-20 is better than those of HMAC-16 and HMAC-25, and additives for improving modulus of HMAC-20 are better than those for HMAC-16 and HMAC-25.

In conclusion, the recommended common values ofstatic modulus used as a reference for road design are shown in Table 6.

3.1.2. Dynamic Modulus. As a typical viscoelastic material, mechanical characteristics of asphalt mixture are closely related to loading frequency and temperature. Modulus and stiffness of the asphalt mixture decreased when loading rate decreased or temperature was risen, which are shown in Figures 5(a)-5(d) and Table 7.

Growth rate of dynamic modulus was larger when the frequency increased from 0.01 Hz to 2 Hz and it gradually reduced when the frequency increased from 2 Hz to 25 Hz. In addition, the dynamic modulus of HMAC was bigger than that of conventional mixture regardless of frequency and temperature condition.

(1) A high frequency of loading was initially applied on HMAC in dynamic modulus test and then applied with low frequency loading. As seen in Figure 5, the dynamic modulus of asphalt mixture increases along with the increase of loading frequency. This is due to the fact that asphalt mixture is a typical viscoelastic material and mechanical properties related to the loading speed, material strength, and stiffness increased with the increase of loading rate. Asphalt mixture will not be instantaneously compressed under dynamic loading, nor will it be completely spring back after unloading. Mechanical properties of asphalt mixtures are as follows: strength and modulus under dynamic loading are bigger than those under static load. With the increase of loading frequency, the load response lag phenomenon is more obvious, indicating the strength and modulus of asphalt mixture increase with the increase of loading frequency.

(2) As shown in Figure 5, the dynamic modulus of asphalt mixture sharply increased at frequency ranging from 0.01 to 2 Hz, and the increasing trend reduced ranging from 2 to 25 Hz. This is because, at high load frequency, asphalt mixture is mainly characterized by elasticity; the influence of frequency on dynamic modulus is less than that of material property.

With dynamic loading at high and low frequencies, moduli of high modulus asphalt concrete are much bigger than those of common asphalt mixture. It is well known that the mechanical properties are better with higher modulus, meaning that high modulus additives can effectively improve the mechanical properties of asphalt mixture.

The mechanical properties of asphalt mixture are significantly correlated with loading rate, and loading frequency of 10 Hz is equivalent to the driving speed of 72~80 km/h that is close to the normal speed. Therefore, dynamic modulus of HMAC at frequency of 10 Hz was systematically analyzed as shown in Figures 6(a)-6(c) [17], and then the corresponding evaluation index was put forward.

As shown in Figure 6, the dynamic modulus of asphalt mixture decreases along with the rise of temperature, and this is mainly because asphalt mixture is sensitive to temperature. When the temperature is higher, asphalt characteristics become physically soft, with strength and stiffness decreasing; thus dynamic modulus decreases. Under the low temperature and high temperature conditions, the dynamic modulus of high modulus asphalt concrete is far greater than that of the ordinary asphalt mixture.

At the frequency of 10 Hz, dynamic modulus of HMAC decreased by 26% from 15[degrees]C to 20[degrees]C and 91% from 20[degrees]C to 60[degrees]C, respectively. At the temperature of 60[degrees]C, decreasing tendency of HMAC-25 was more striking than that of HMAC-20, which means dynamic modulus of HMAC-20 is superior to that of HMAC-25.

Based on analysis of the above test results and relevant analysis, common values of dynamic modulus were recommended which can be used as road design reference, as shown in Table 8.

3.1.3. Correlation between Dynamic Modulus and Static Modulus of HMAC. In this study, correlations between dynamic modulus and static modulus of high modulus asphalt mixture were studied to obtain approximate value of dynamic modulus from static modulus. At the frequency of 10 Hz, comparative analyses of the dynamic modulus and static modulus of high modulus asphalt mixture (PRS) are shown in Figures 7(a)-7(c).

At frequency of 10 Hz, the dynamic moduli at 15, 20, and 60[degrees]C are 8~10, 8~10, and 1.5~2.5 times as much as static modulus, respectively. This phenomenon shows that dynamic modulus of asphalt mixture is far higher than the static modulus at normal temperature; however, change range of dynamic modulus is less than that of static modulus at high temperature. The mechanical properties of asphalt mixture are mainly viscous when test temperature increases or frequency decreases, whereas the mechanical properties are mainly elastic when teat temperature decreases or frequency increases.

As seen from Figures 7(a)-7(c), dynamic modulus was correlated with static modulus and correlation coefficient ([R.sup.2]) of HMAC-16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25 was 0.9735, 0.9735, and 0.9702, respectively, meaning that dynamic modulus of HMAC can be obtained from static modulus.

3.2. High Temperature Performance Evaluation

3.2.1. The Evaluation Standard for Dynamic Stability. Conformed to actual response of the pavement, wheel tracking test (60[degrees]C, 0.7 MPa) can reflect the change process of permanent deformation. Figures 8(a)-8(c) show the wheel tracking test results (dynamic stability, relative deformation parameters, and comprehensive stability index [18]) for the conventional asphalt mixture and HMAC.

As seen from Figures 8(a)-8(c), dynamic stability and complex stability index of HMAC were bigger than those of conventional mix. Meanwhile, relative deformation of HMAC was much smaller than that of conventional mixture, which means that HMAC is a fine pavement material with good high temperature performance. Moreover, dynamic stability of HMAC-20 and HMAC-25 was larger than that of HMAC-16.

(1) Dynamic stability of high modulus asphalt concrete (PRM, PRS, and RA) has greatly improved, far larger than that of matrix asphalt mixture, almost 3~4 times that of ordinary asphalt mixture; dynamic stability of HMAC (RA) has also improved, but the improving effect is less obvious than those of high modulus asphalt concrete (PRM, PRS).

(2) Similarly, the comprehensive stability index of high modulus asphalt concrete (PRM, PRS, and RA) is also greatly improved compared with ordinary asphalt mixture. However, the improving effect of RA is not obvious as that of high modulus asphalt concrete (PRM, PRS).

(3) Relative deformation of matrix asphalt mixture and RA mixture is much larger than that of high modulus asphalt concrete (PRM, PRS), and the relative deformation of matrix asphalt mixture is basically the same as that of RA mixture.

(4) Dynamic stability of HMAC-20 and HMAC-25 is greater than that of HMAC-16, whereas comprehensive stability index is smaller than that of HMAC-16, suggesting that rutting resistance of HMAC-25 and HMAC-20 is better than that of HMAC-16.

To sum up, high modulus asphalt concrete has better dynamic stability, with larger comprehensive stability index and smaller relative deformation, indicating that HMAC has good rutting resistance at high temperature. This is mainly because both asphalt and mixture are modified by additives. Shearing force of dry mixed aggregate will make high modulus additives dispersed evenly in the mixture, mechanical embedded crowded, reinforced, and cemented, and road performance improved. The improvement effect is more obvious with the increase of dosage.

In addition, dynamic stability and the comprehensive stability index of HMAC (HMAC-20, HMAC-25) are bigger than those of HMAC-16, whereas relative deformation is much smaller than that of HMAC-16, concluding that proposed gradation design for HMAC-20 and HMAC-25 can improve the high temperature rutting resistance of asphalt mixture.

Combined with the experimental results, HMAC common values for dynamic stability ([greater than or equal to]8000 N/mm) are recommended.

3.2.2. Shear Strength Evaluation Standard. Shear strengths of mixture with different additives were determined at three different temperatures (15,20, and 60[degrees]C), as shown in Figures 9(a)-9(c).

Shear strengths of specimen with additives increased by 19%, 51%, and 67% at 15, 20, and 60[degrees]C compared to conventional mixture without additives, which means additives can improve the shear behavior of asphalt mixture.

What is more, shear strengths decrease with the increase of temperature. Shear strengths of specimen with additives increased by 15%~23%, 38%~64%, and 76%~97% at 15, 20, and 60[degrees]C compared to conventional mixture without additives, suggesting that the higher the temperature, the larger the shear strength.

Figures 9(a)-9(c) also show that shear strengths among HMAC-16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25 are almost the same, which means that nominal maximum aggregate size has limited influences on shear behavior of HMAC.

Combined with performance index of dense gradation mixture, uniaxial shear test at 60[degrees]C was recommended to evaluate the shear behavior of HMAC and the common values for shear behavior at different temperatures (15,20, and 60[degrees]C) were proposed as shown in Table 9.

3.3. Low Temperature Performance Evaluation. As can be seen from Figure 10, maximum bending strain of HMAC-16 is greater than those of HMAC-20 and HMAC-25, suggesting that nominal maximum aggregate size has evident influences on low temperature performance. Effects of additive dosage on low temperature performance are shown in Figure 11.

Figure 12 shows that the maximum failure strain of HMAC decreased when dosage of additive increased. Maximum failure strain decreased by 34.9% when the percentage of PRS was 0.8% (mass ratio between PRS and mixture) and it decreased by 25.4% when the percentages of RA was 0.8% (mass ratio between RA and mixture), which means that modifier of mixture can reduce the low temperature crack resistance. Thus, dosage or type of the modifier can be chosen based on high temperature stability, and low temperature anticracking performance can just meet the basic requirements.

It is hard to take both high and low temperature performance of asphalt mixture into account. Therefore, performance of modified asphalt mixture should be examined according to the modifying purpose, meaning that the low temperature performance can just meet conventional standard as the main modifying purpose is to improve the high temperature performance.

3.4. Water Stability Evaluation. Results for immersing Marshall test and freeze-thaw splitting strength are shown in Figures 12 and 13. The change trend of residual stability was in accordance with that of freeze-thaw split intensity ratio. The ranking among the three mixes is HMAC-16, HMAC20, and HMAC-25 from superior to inferior. HMAC-16 with optimum asphalt content produced larger mineral aggregate surface with the increasing of interacted aggregate superficial area. Moreover, cohesion of HMAC-16 was higher than those of HMAC-25 and HMAC-20, which means that HMAC-16 has better water stability.

It is believed that the following factors were important and potential to impact water stability of HMAC: (1) additives of asphalt mixture (PRS, PRM, ZQ, and RA); (2) skeleton dense structure of the mixture gradations; (3) alkaline aggregate (limestone). The main purpose of HMAC is to improve the high temperature stability. Thus, there are no special requirements for water stability as long as it meets the standard for conventional mixture.

3.5. HMAC Performance Evaluation System. On the basis of the experimental results and relevant specifications, the HMAC performance evaluation system was put forward as shown in Table 10. Rutting test at the 60[degrees]C of temperature is adopted to evaluate high temperature performance, the uniaxial penetration test is adopted to evaluate the shear performance, modulus test is adopted to evaluate the dynamic and static modulus, low temperature bending test is adopted to evaluate low temperature performance, and water stability test is adopted to evaluate retained Marshall stability and freeze-thaw split intensity ratio. On the whole, high temperature performance, shear performance, and modulus refer to evaluation system of HMAC (high modulus asphalt concrete) performance, technical indexes of low temperature performance adopt conventional asphalt mixture standard, and water stability adopts modified bitumen mixture standard [19, 20].

4. Conclusions

This study provides an experimental investigation on the performance of high modulus asphalt concrete, including the uniaxial compression test, simple performance tests (SPT), wheel tracking test, the uniaxial penetration test, the bending test, freeze-thaw splitting strength test, and immersion Marshall test [21, 22]. The tests were performed on HMAC16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25 and the following conclusions can be drawn:

(1) The uniaxial compression results show that temperature has significant effects on static modulus and it is significant at higher temperature. Moreover, modulus of HMAC-20 is superior to those of HMAC-16 and HMAC-25.

(2) The dynamic modulus ([E.sup.*]) results show that dynamic modulus of HMAC is larger than that of conventional asphalt mixture regardless of load frequency and temperature.

(3) Wheel tracking test shows that high temperature performance of HMAC is better than that of conventional mixture and high temperature performance of HMAC-25 and HMAC-20 is superior to that of HMAC-16. Common values of HMAC dynamic stability ([greater than or equal to]8000 N/mm) are recommended, and correlation between dynamic modulus and static modulus of HMAC is proposed combined with the effect of different modifier contents on the dynamic stability of HMAC.

(4) Low temperature anticracking performance and water stability do not need special requirements as long as they meet the specification.

(5) Nominal maximum aggregate size has limited influence on shear behavior of HMAC. Uniaxial shear test is recommended to evaluate the shear behavior of HMAC and the common values of HMAC shear behavior are proposed.

(6) The common values of HMAC performance are proposed based on pavement performance tests. It is expected that further analysis of more samples will be significant in evaluation system of HMAC performance.

https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7236153

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by the Transportation Department of Shandong Province (Grant no. 2008Y007), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant no. 310821163502), the Transportation Department of Hebei Province (Grant nos. T-2012107, Y-2012014), the National Natural Science Foundation (Grant no. 51008033), and the Transportation Department of Hubei Province of China (Grant no. Ejiaokejiao [2013] 731).

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Peng Li, (1) Mulian Zheng, (1) Fei Wang, (2) Fa Che, (3) Hongyin Li, (4) Qinglei Ma, (5) and Yonghong Wang (6)

(1) Key Laboratory for Special Area Highway Engineering of Ministry of Education, Changan University, South Erhuan Middle Section, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710064, China

(2) Henan Transportation Research Institute Co., Ltd., Hanghaizhong Road, Zhengzhou, Henan 0371, China

(3) Highway Administration of Bureau Zibo City, East Gongqingtuan Road, Zhangdian District, Zibo, Shandong 255038, China

(4) Shandong Highway Administration Bureau, Shungeng Road, Jinan, Shandong 0531, China

(5) Shandong Highway Engineering Institute, East Jingshi Road, Jinan City, Shandong 26777, China

(6) Transportation Administration Bureau of Xianning City, Xianning Road, Wenquan District, Hubei 0715, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Mulian Zheng; zhengml@chd.edu.cn

Received 24 January 2017; Accepted 24 April 2017; Published 21 May 2017

Academic Editor: Meor Othman Hamzah

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Caption: Figure 3: Uniaxial penetration test.

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Caption: Figure 10: The maximum flexure tensile strain of asphalt mixture.

Caption: Figure 11: The maximum flexure tensile strain of asphalt mixture with different dosage of additive.

Caption: Figure 12: Residual stability of HMAC.

Caption: Figure 13: Freeze-thaw split intensity ratio of HMAC.
Table 1: Properties of Zhonghai A-70 asphalt.

Test indexes                                     Measured value

Penetration (1/10 mm) 100 g, 25[degrees]C, 5 S         67
Penetration index                                     -0.7
Ductility (cm), 10[degrees]C                           23
Ductility (cm), 15[degrees]C                          104
Softening point ([degrees]C)                           48
Dynamic viscosity (Pa/s), 60[degrees]C                183
Wax content (%)                                        2
Flash point ([degrees]C)                              276
Solubility (%)                                        99.8
Density (g/[cm.sup.3]), 15[degrees]C                 1.0029
TFOT
  Quality change (%)                                  0.1
  Residual penetration ratio (%)                       64
  Residual ductility 10[degrees]C (cm)                 10
  Residual ductility 15[degrees]C (cm)                 17

Table 2: Aggregate gradations of HMAC.

Sieves (mm)                Percent passing (%)

              26.5    19     16    13.2   9.5    4.75

HMAC-16       100    100    93.2   82.9   70.4   39.7
HMAC-20       100    95.3   85.6   73.3   59.1   39.1
HMAC-25       97.3   82.2   73.4   64.9    55    31.8

Sieves (mm)                Percent passing (%)

              2.36   1.18   0.6    0.3    0.15   0.075

HMAC-16       27.3   21.4   15.8   11.4   8.8     6.1
HMAC-20        28    21.9   16.1   11.6   9.1     6.2
HMAC-25       22.3   17.7   13.3   9.9     8      5.6

Table 3: Optimum bitumen-aggregate ratio of mixtures.

                Optimum bitumen-aggregate ratio (%)
Asphalt
Mixture   Matrix     Mixture      Mixture    Mixture
          asphalt      with        with      with ZQ
            mix     PRM-Module   PR-Plasts

HMAC-16     4.5        4.7          4.8        4.7
HMAC-20     4.2        4.4          4.3        4.4
HMAC-25     3.9        4.1          4.1        4.2

Table 4: Additives properties.

Materials     Appearance     Size   Melting point      Density
                             (mm)   ([degrees]C)    (g/[cm.sup.3])

PRM              Grey         5          175          0.93-0.965
PRS         Cylinder black   2~4       140-150        0.91-0.965
RA          Granular black   2~4         150             0.96
ZQ           Black solid      3         >160            1-1.2

Materials                 Ingredient

PRM                           --
PRS               Plastic > 95%, filling < 5%
RA          Rock asphalt, low density polyethylene
ZQ                            --

Table 5: Static modulus test scheme.

Parameter type                               Parameter values

Additive                              PRM, PRS, RA, and base asphalt
Gradation                              HMAC-16, HMAC-20, and HMAC-25
Asphalt                                            A-70
Aggregate                                        Limestone
Asphalt-aggregate ratio                 Determined by Marshall test
Bulk density                            Determined by Marshall test
Temperature                              15, 20, and 60[degrees]C
Loading rate                                     2 mm/min
Loading method                       First, determine the compressive
                                      strength (P) and then stepping
                                                  loading
Compressive strength test                      Failure load
Compression resilient modulus test     Compression resilient modulus

Table 6: Technical index of static modulus.

Mixture                      Compressive modulus (MPa)

                   15[degrees]C   20[degrees]C   60[degrees]C

HMAC-16, HMAC-20    2600-3000      2000-2400       450-650
HMAC-25             2300-2700      1800-2200       400-600

Table 7: Values of dynamic modulus.

                                          Dynamic modulus (MPa)
Mixture   Additive         Temp
                           ([degrees]C)   25 Hz     20 Hz    10 Hz

HMAC-16   Base asphalt          15         19472    18689    16934
                                20         15321    14323    13091
                                60         2798      2087    1583
          PRM                   15         25475    24621    22639
                                20         22577    21223    17340
                                60         4635      3741    3243
          PRS                   15         24072    23521    21087
                                20         18275    17059    15011
                                60         4053      3462    2617
          RA                    15        24773.5   24071    21863
                                20         20426    19141    16175
                                60         4344      3601    2930
HMAC-20   Base asphalt          15         19370    18318    16782
                                20         15256    14210    12979
                                60         2925      2632    1971
          PRM                   15         24976    23982    22370
                                20         21116    20087    17175
                                60         4057      3784    3068
          PRS                   15         23880    23247    20984
                                20         17948    16064    14915
                                60         3998      3398    2571
          RA                    15         24428    23614    21677
                                20         19532    18075    16045
                                60         4027      3591    2819
HMAC-25   Base asphalt          15         19279    18099    16697
                                20         15080    13931    12580
                                60         2009      1199     865
          PRM                   15         24498    23598    21974
                                20         20734    19020    16775
                                60         2945      2390    1990
          PRS                   15         23643    23011    20714
                                20         17347    15902    14789
                                60         2591      2259    1884
          RA                    15         24070    23304    21344
                                20         19040    17461    15782
                                60         2768     2324.5   1937

                                       Dynamic modulus (MPa)
Mixture   Additive
                           5 Hz      2 Hz    1 Hz    0.5 Hz   0.2 Hz

HMAC-16   Base asphalt      14819    12450   10635    8657     6860
                            11657    8672    7054     6278     4006
                            1222      890     729     623      536
          PRM               20680    17305   15690   13695    12042
                            15779    14010   12815   11643     9230
                            2281     1549    1388     1015     826
          PRS               19009    16505   14630   12765    10490
                            13302    11196   9676     8190     6410
                            2012     1413    1119     926      758
          RA               19844.5   16905   15160   13230    11266
                            14540    12603   11245    9916     7820
                            2146     1481    1253     970      792
HMAC-20   Base asphalt      14746    12354   10523    8620     6782
                            11523    8340    6675     5899     3892
                            1421      884     668     502      370
          PRM               20010    17245   15599   13545    11804
                            15501    13676   12710   11299     9075
                            2487     1882    1522     1254     998
          PRS               18872    15631   14502   12344    10201
                            13028    11042   9426     8023     6157
                            1919     1388    1021     909      738
          RA                19441    16438   15050   12944    11002
                            14264    12359   11068    9661     7616
                            2203     1635    1271     1081     868
HMAC-25   Base asphalt      14695    12129   10354    8594     6501
                            11106    8297    6438     5685     3576
                             638      430     337     278      230
          PRM               19651    16967   15112   13434    11523
                            15216    13284   11927   10594     8962
                            1600     1338    1147     964      806
          PRS               18479    15402   14354   12067    10006
                            12948    10697   9201     7930     5900
                            1578     1224    1017     879      744
          RA                19065    16184   14733   12750    10764
                            14082    11990   10564    9262     7431
                            1589     1281    1082    921.5     775

                            Dynamic modulus
                               (MPa)
Mixture   Additive
                           0.1 Hz   0.01 Hz

HMAC-16   Base asphalt      5308     2727
                            3381     1476
                            523       314
          PRM              10988     6914
                            8297     4844
                            781       608
          PRS               8934     4698
                            5204     2671
                            713       526
          RA                9961     5806
                            6750     3757
                            747       567
HMAC-20   Base asphalt      5283     2693
                            2951     1227
                            321       235
          PRM              10603     6780
                            8160     4757
                            859       560
          PRS               8638     4368
                            4820     2160
                            706       515
          RA                9620     5574
                            6490     3458
                            782       537
HMAC-25   Base asphalt      5215     2590
                            2609     1096
                            223       183
          PRM              10301     6566
                            7903     4711
                            778       518
          PRS               8425     4157
                            4436     2101
                            710       501
          RA                9363     5361
                            6169     3406
                            744      509.5

Table 8: Common values of dynamic modulus at 10 Hz.

                               Dynamic modulus (MPa)
Mixture
                   15[degrees]C   20[degrees]C   60[degrees]C

HMAC-16, HMAC-20   18000-23000    14000-18000     2600-3200
HMAC-25            16000-20000    14000-16000     1800-2400

Table 9: Common values of shear strength.

Temperature    Shear strength (MPa)

15[degrees]C         7.5~9.0
20[degrees]C         5.5~7.0
60[degrees]C         0.8~1.2

Table 10: Comprehensive evaluating system of HMAC performance.

Evaluation index               HMAC-16, HMAC-20

Dynamic stability       [greater than
(N/mm)                   or equal to]
                            8000

                        15[degrees]C      7.5-9.0
Shear strength (MPa)    20[degrees]C      5.5-7.0
                        60[degrees]C      0.8-1.2
                        15[degrees]C     2600-3000
Static modulus (MPa)    20[degrees]C     2000-2400
                        60[degrees]C      450-650
                        15[degrees]C    18000-23000
Dynamic modulus (MPa)   20[degrees]C    14000-18000
                        60[degrees]C     2600-3200

Evaluation index           HMAC-25               Test methods

Dynamic stability       [greater than             JTJ T0719
(N/mm)                   or equal to]
                            8000

                           7.5-9.0
Shear strength (MPa)       5.5-7.0            JTGE40-2007-T0134
                           0.8-1.2
                          2300-2700
Static modulus (MPa)      1800-2200     ASTM D1074 (rate of 2 mm/min)
                           400-600
                         16000-20000
Dynamic modulus (MPa)    14000-16000           AASHTO TP 62-03
                          1800-2400
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