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Image processing procedure to quantify the internal structure of porous asphalt concrete

Ahmad, Kabiru Abdullahi and Abdul Hassan, Norhidayah and Abdullah, Mohd. Ezree and Bilema, Munder A. M. and Usman, Nura and Al Allam, Al Allam Musbah and Hainin, Mohd. Rosli (2019) Image processing procedure to quantify the internal structure of porous asphalt concrete. Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 15 (1). pp. 206-226. ISSN 1573-6105

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MMMS-08-2017-0073


Purpose: In order to fully understand the properties of porous asphalt, investigation should be conducted from different point of views. This is from the fact that porous asphalt mixture designed with the same aggregate gradation and air void content can give different infiltration rate due to the different formation of the internal structure. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the micro-structural properties and functional performance of porous asphalt simultaneously. Design/methodology/approach: The aim is to develop imaging techniques to process and analyze the internal structure of porous asphalt mixture. A few parameters were established to analyze the air void properties and aggregate interlock within the gyratory compacted samples captured using a non-destructive scanning technique of X-ray computed tomography (CT) throughout the samples. The results were then compared with the functional performance in terms of permeability. Four aggregate gradations used in different countries, i.e. Malaysia, Australia, the USA and Singapore. The samples were tested for resilient modulus and permeability. Quantitative analysis of the microstructure was used to establish the relationships between the air void properties and aggregate interlock and the resilient modulus and permeability. Findings: Based on the results, it was found that the micro-structural properties investigated have successfully described the internal structure formation and they reflect the results of resilient modulus and permeability. In addition, the imaging technique which includes the image processing and image analysis for internal structure quantification seems to be very useful and perform well with the X-ray CT images based on the reliable results obtained from the analysis. Research limitations/implications: In this study, attention was limited to the study of internal structure of porous asphalt samples prepared in the laboratory using X-ray CT but can also be used to assess the quality of finished asphalt pavements by taking core samples for quantitative and qualitative analysis. The use of CT for material characterization presents a lot of possibilities in the future of asphalt concrete mix design. Originality/value: Based on the validation process which includes comparisons between the values obtained from the image analysis and those from the performance test and it was found that the developed procedure satisfactorily assesses the air voids distribution and the aggregate interlock for this reason, it can be used.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Durability, Image analysis
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:88402
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 08:02
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 08:02

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