Characterization and validation of the nonlinear viscoelastic-viscoplastic with hardening-relaxation constitutive relationship for asphalt mixtures Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019 Elsevier Ltd This paper presents a systematic and straightforward analysis procedure to extract the material parameters associated with a coupled nonlinear viscoelastic (VE), viscoplastic (VP), and hardening-relaxation (HR) constitutive model for asphalt mixtures. The recoverable and irrecoverable strain are represented by Schapery nonlinear VE model and Perzyna-type VP theory, respectively. A HR model is proposed to consider the relaxation of hardening. Dynamic moduli and repeated creep-recovery tests are used to calibrate the coupled VE-VP-HR model. The model is then validated against independent experimental data. Results show that the VE-VP-HR model has the ability to capture the response of asphalt mixtures subjected to various loading paths.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Darabi, M. K., Huang, C., Bazzaz, M., Masad, E. A., & Little, D. N.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Darabi, Masoud K||Huang, Chien-Wei||Bazzaz, Mohammad||Masad, Eyad A||Little, Dallas N

publication date

  • August 2019