Experimental investigation of the dynamic behaviour of asphalt concrete treated with photocatalytic mortars.

The increase of environmental atmospheric pollution can be dealt with various methodologies, including the use of environmentally friendly materials based on photocatalytic reactions. Therefore, in the field of road construction, asphalt concrete pavements could be combined with a superficial layer of cement mortar containing photocatalytic substances in order to directly subject them to pollutants coming from vehicular traffic. The aim of this study is to analyze the mechanical characteristics of the heterogeneous system asphalt concrete – photocatalytic mortar. Modulus and fatigue dynamic tests have been carried out on specimens taken from porous asphalt concrete manufactured slabs over which photocatalytic mortars, prepared with dif-ferent percentages of water, had previously been poured. Investigations proved that the percentage of water used in the photocatalytic mortars affects the mixture fluidity, which influences both the level of penetration of the mortar through pores and the mechanical performances of road pavement.
Autori: 
BOCCI M, CERNI G, COLAGRANDE S.
Anno del prodotto: 
2014
Titolo convegno: 
Sustainability, Eco-efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management.
Luogo del Convegno: 
Pisa
Editore: 
Taylors & Francis Group
Volume e Anno: 
2014
Pagina inizio: 
95
Pagina Fine: 
102
Lingua: 
English
Societa' Italiana Infrastrutture Viarie - S.I.I.V. - Cod.Fis. 93024730421