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Multivariable analysis of potential evaporation from moist asphalt mixture

Garcia, Alvaro; Hassn, Abdushaffi; Chiarelli, Andrea; Dawson, Andrew


Abdushaffi Hassn

Andrea Chiarelli

Andrew Dawson


Asphalt pavements are normally dark colored and may get a very high temperature difference with the environment during daytime, but the influence of water evaporation in their temperature is unknown. Water evaporation experiments have been conducted using asphalt mixture with various air voids contents while monitoring the surface temperature and heat flux. It was observed that a relationship exists between the evaporation rate, the heat flux, and the surface temperature during water evaporation. In addition, the evaporation rate has been related to air voids parameters such as air voids content and diameter, tortuosity, or the Euler number.


Garcia, A., Hassn, A., Chiarelli, A., & Dawson, A. (2015). Multivariable analysis of potential evaporation from moist asphalt mixture. Construction and Building Materials, 98, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.08.061

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 9, 2015
Online Publication Date Aug 24, 2015
Publication Date 2015
Deposit Date Aug 3, 2016
Journal Construction and Building Materials
Print ISSN 0950-0618
Electronic ISSN 1879-0526)
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 98
Keywords Asphalt pavements; Air voids; Temperature; Moisture
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