Investigation on Microstructural Damage Properties of Asphalt Mixture Using Linear and Damage-Coupled Viscoelastic Model

Wenke Huang, Zhibin Ren, Xiaoning Zhang, Jiangmiao Yu
2019 Applied Sciences  
This paper presents an image-based micromechanical modeling approach for simulating the damage-couple viscoelastic response of asphalt mixture. Details of the numerical damage-couple viscoelastic constitutive formulation implemented in a finite element code are presented and illustrated by using the ABAQUS user material subroutine (UMAT). Then, an experimental procedure based on the Linear Amplitude Sweep test for obtaining the viscoelastic and damage parameters at a given temperature was
more » ... mperature was conducted. An improved morphological multi-scale algorithm was employed to segment the adhesive coarse aggregate images. We developed a pixel-based digital reconstruction model of asphalt mixture with the X-ray CT image after being processed. Finally, the image-based FE model incorporated with damage-coupled viscoelastic asphalt mastic phase and elastic aggregates was used for the compressive test simulations successfully in this study. Simulation results showed that the damaged simulation results have a larger stress distribution compared with the undamaged simulation due to the irregularity of the coarse aggregates. The von Mises stress distribution is smaller as the loading time increases due to the viscoelastic behavior of asphalt mastic. It can also provide insight on the damaged mechanisms and the possible location in asphalt mixture where microscopic cracking would most likely occur.
doi:10.3390/app9020303 fatcat:i6xgzt4annbitgbrt5kjlqwuxq