On the linking of the rheological properties of asphalt binders exposed to oven aging and PAV aging

This study proposed a rapid method to predict rheological characteristics of asphalt binders due to oxidative aging based on pressure aging vessel (PAV) as the accelerating aging tool. Six types of asphalt binders were aged at various temperatures for different durations with two aging methods, which were oven aging under standard atmosphere and PAV aging under a pressure of 2.1 MPa. The crossover modulus was determined to characterize the rheological property changes with respect to aging. The oxidation aging kinetics model in terms of crossover modulus under oven aging method was developed, and the model parameters showed universal correlations of each other. The aging kinetics model parameters using PAV aging method were also obtained. Relationship between the aging kinetics model parameter in oven and PAV aging was established. The activation energy as one of the aging kinetics model parameters in oven aging was calculated from PAV data using the relationship, along with the universal correlations of aging kinetics model parameter in oven aging, and the crossover modulus was predicted rapidly and accurately. Such a rapid method is capable of predicting the aging behavior and rheological properties of asphalt binder subjected to oxidation, and will significantly save a great deal of time and effort in the laboratory.


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  • Accession Number: 01768996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2021 3:00PM