Analysis of influencing factors on rutting resistance of stone matrix asphalt mixtures

Document Type : Article


School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong, Shannxi, China.


The rutting deformation not only shortens the service life of asphalt pavement, but also brings great risks to the drivers. The rutting resistance of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) is affected by many factors. This study aims to thoroughly discuss the main factors of rutting resistance and establish the dynamic stability prediction model that based on the experimental data from Marshall testing and wheel tracking test in SMA mixtures. The results show that the optimal dosage bitumen of rutting test is 0.1~0.3% more than that of Marshall testing in SMA mixtures. With the temperature increases 0.5℃, the dynamic stability of SMA mixtures decreases by an average of 18.6%. The more amount of aggregate and mineral powder donnot mean the better rutting resistance in SMA mixtures. It causes to reduce the rutting resistance of SMA mixtures as compaction work is too much or too little. There is a positive correlation between the dynamic stability of SMA mixtures and fractal dimension, relative coefficient and asphalt content, while it is a negative correlation between the dynamic stability of SMA mixtures and rolling times, testing temperature.


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