Measurement of Dynamic Modulus and Master Curve Modeling of Hot Mix Asphalt from Senegal (West Africa)

Mouhamed Lamine Chérif Aidara, Makhaly Ba, Alan Carter


The main purpose of this paper is to model the master curve of dynamic modulus |E*| for Hot Mix Asphalt mix designed with aggregate from Senegal named basalt of Diack and quartzite of Bakel. The prediction model used is the Witczak model, used in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide. A study has been conducted in the Laboratory of Pavements and Bituminous Materials. Six different HMA (BBSG 0/14 mm) were subjected to complex modulus test by tension-compression according to the European or Canadian procedure using the same range of temperatures and frequencies. For each mixture studied the uniqueness of modulus curves in the Cole-Cole or in Black diagrams have shown that the asphalt mixes are thermorheologically simple materials and the Canadian test process is suitable for determining the HMA complex modulus mix designed with the aggregates from Senegal. This implies their tender with the principle of time-temperature equivalence. The test results were used to model the master curves of HMA studied. A correlation with the results of dynamic modulus measured have shown an accuracy of R2 = 0,99 and p = 0,00 in STATISTICA software, which allows to conclude that the sigmoidal model has good modeling of the dynamic modulus.

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