Research on Drain and Counter-Clogging Ability of Porous Asphalt Mixture

Hongchang Wang1, 2, *, Minggang Zhou1, Ming Li2, Kunitomo Sugiura2
1 School of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, P.R. China
2 Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 210037, Japan

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Porous asphalts pavement arouses the attentions of the world by its good performance such as reduce the potential for hydroplaning, reduce splash and spray, improve visibility, decline traffic noise, and improve driving safety. But the void clogging lessens its durable function. So in this paper appropriate clogging agent was choose, and seepage coefficients were tested by using asphalt mixture pavement surface permeameter to simulation multi-cycle drainage clogging test. The influence of asphalt mixture design parameter such as the porosity, the maximum sizes of the aggregate, gradation and asphalt on the drainage and counter-clogging ability of porous asphalts was researched. The tests indicated that the porosity has an obvious influence on both porous asphalts’ permeable ability and counter-clogging ability. Comparing the specimen of 21% void to the ones of 16% void, the drain ability is improved 49.8%, the counter-clogging ability is improved 55.0%. The maximum sizes of the aggregate has an obvious influence on porous asphalts’ counter-clogging ability, but no an obvious influence on the drain ability. Comparing the specimen of 16mm to the 13mm, the counterclogging ability is proved 48%. PAC with the coarser graduation has a better performance on drain and counter-clogging ability. TPS modifier changes PAC little on drain and counter-clogging ability.

Keywords: Clogging, maximum size of the aggregate, porous asphalts, road engineering, seepage coefficient, void..

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