Construction and Building Materials, ( ISI ), Volume (41), No (41), Year (2013-4) , Pages (319-334)

Title : ( Experimental study of asphaltic concrete dynamic properties as an impervious core in embankment dams )

Authors: Ali Akhtarpour , Ali Khodaii ,

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The seismic behaviour of asphaltic concrete used as an impervious core in embankment dams was investigated. To evaluate the specimen’s dynamic behaviour, an extensive series of monotonic and cyclic triaxial tests were carried out. Bitumen content between 5.5% and 7.0% with 0.5% increments were selected for the tests. Isotropic and anisotropic initial stress conditions with different principal stress ratio were also considered in this study. Thousands of cycles were imposed on some of the specimens, to study their fatigue behaviour due to seismic loading. A small degradation could be seen but no cracking was observed on the cutting surfaces. All tests were carried out at a constant temperature of 22 _C simulating a constant temperature inside a dam in tropical climate regions. Shear modulus in the compression region (Gc) and tension region (Ge) are presented for different Bitumen content, confining stress, stress ratio (Kc) and loading type. The damping ratio was also presented for different loading states. A regression equation was also derived for determining cyclic and maximum shear modulus (Gmax) of the asphaltic concrete for different Bitumen content as a function of confining stress which can be used in numerical studies.

Keywords

, Asphaltic concrete core dam, Monotonic tests, Cyclic tests, Bitumen content, Seismic behavior, Shear modulus,
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author = {Akhtarpour, Ali and Ali Khodaii},
title = {Experimental study of asphaltic concrete dynamic properties as an impervious core in embankment dams},
journal = {Construction and Building Materials},
year = {2013},
volume = {41},
number = {41},
month = {April},
issn = {0950-0618},
pages = {319--334},
numpages = {15},
keywords = {Asphaltic concrete core dam; Monotonic tests; Cyclic tests; Bitumen content; Seismic behavior; Shear modulus; Damping},
}

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%T Experimental study of asphaltic concrete dynamic properties as an impervious core in embankment dams
%A Akhtarpour, Ali
%A Ali Khodaii
%J Construction and Building Materials
%@ 0950-0618
%D 2013

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