A Transport Model of Asphalt Binder Oxidation in Pavements Conference Paper uri icon


  • Field evidence is mounting that asphalt binder oxidization in pavements produces a binder that is more susceptible to thermal and fatigue cracking. While the fundamentals of this oxidation process are fairly well known, predicting quantitatively the rate of oxidation, and as a function of depth in the pavement, is not straightforward. A thermal and oxygen transport model, coupled with binder reaction kinetics, provides the basis for such calculations. A one-dimensional thermal transport model, coupled with site-specific model parameters and recent improvements in the availability of required input climate data, enables calculation of pavement temperatures throughout the year, which then is used in an asphalt binder oxidation and transport model to calculate binder properties in the pavement over time. Calculated binder property changes with depth and time are compared to measurements of binder oxidation in the field. 2009 Lavoisier, Paris.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Prapaitrakul, N., Han, R., Jin, X., & Glover, C. J.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Prapaitrakul, Nikornpon||Han, Rongbin||Jin, Xin||Glover, Charles J

publication date

  • June 2009