Characteristics’ relation model of asphalt pavement performance based on factor analysis

Peng Tian, Ashish Shukla, Lei Nei, Gaofeng Zhan, Shuli Liu

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Pavement performance of asphalt is an important criterion for road engineering quality evaluation. Proposed research paper designed
an orthogonal experiment using three asphalt mixtures, including SMA-13, AC-20 and ATB-25 to get their relation models and evaluate
pavement performances. Totally twenty-seven samples from private companies have been selected and seven crucial parameters are analyzed via factor analysis. Further analysis concluded three main factors corresponding to the three main pavement performance parameters (i) high-temperature stability (ii) durability and (iii) shear resistance. Based on scores of each asphalt mixture’s 3D scatter-map is plotted. Analysis found the relationship between three above-mentioned parameters. Relationship between the three main performance parameters has been established using graphical analysis. A separation plane can define the different types of asphalt mixtures’ scatter distribution area, and get the regression equation for the plane. Based on the equation for the plane a more intuitionistic model has been made which describes the relationship of asphalt pavement performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Pavement Research and Technology
Issue number1
Early online date29 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Open Access funded by Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering
Under a Creative Commons license


  • Road engineering
  • Asphalt
  • Index correlation
  • Surface fitting
  • 3D-model


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