Strain and Age Effects on Behavior of a Concrete Pavement Joint Sealant Material Academic Article uri icon


  • A one-part self-leveling silicone joint sealant material was experimentally investigated in the laboratory. It was found that strain and age had apparent effects on the relaxation modulus of the material. Relaxation tests were conducted under different strain levels. The test samples were exposed to ultraviolet radiation and moisture for artificial aging before testing. For this largely deformable material, finite strain formulas were used in analysis of experimental data. Strain and age effects were successfully normalized in the relaxation master curve by using the superposition principle. On the basis of the master curve, a material model of the generalized Maxwell model in parallel type was constructed. The real time was scaled to the reduced time by time-strain shift and time-age shift factors so as to characterize the strain and age effects. This model is mathematically simple and can be easily applied in finite element programs for concrete pavement joint analysis.

published proceedings

  • Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board

author list (cited authors)

  • Gurjar, A., Zollinger, D., & Tang, T.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Gurjar, Ashok||Zollinger, Dan||Tang, Tianxi

publication date

  • January 1996