Application of Time-Temperature Superposition Principle on Fatigue Failure Analysis of Asphalt Binder

The linear amplitude sweep (LAS) test has been proposed for fatigue specifications of asphalt binders. Recently, a newly developed fatigue failure definition and energy-based failure criterion have been proposed for improving the LAS procedure and data interpreting; however, these improvements only affect LAS data conducted at a constant temperature. This paper, therefore, discusses the loading temperature effects on LAS-based binder fatigue, damage evolution, and final fatigue failure occurrence. Experimental results indicate that both damage characteristic curves (DCCs) and the failure criterion derived from the simplified-viscoelastic continuum damage (S-VECD) model are strongly affected by the testing temperature. However, the temperature shift factors determined from the dynamic shear modulus testing within the linear viscoelastic domain have been proven to be effective in eliminating the temperature influence for both fatigue DCCs and the failure criterion. The validation on binder phase demonstrates that the time-temperature superposition principle (TTSP) shift factor is only a function of temperature and is independent of strain level. TTSP application on both undamaged and damaged material behaviors is able to greatly improve the testing efficiency of the LAS-based binder fatigue characterization.


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  • Accession Number: 01608102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2016 3:03PM