Numerical analysis of moisture vapor diffusion in asphalt mixtures using digital images

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Title: Numerical analysis of moisture vapor diffusion in asphalt mixtures using digital images

Author(s): Edith Arambula, Edward Garboczi, J. Garboczi, Eyad Masad, Emad Kassem

Publication: RILEM

Volume: 43

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 897-911

Keywords: Asphalt mixture, Effective diffusion coefficient; Moisture vapor diffusion; Moisture Damage; Moisture transplant; X-ray computed tomography

Date: 7/1/2010

Abstract:
The presence of moisture in asphalt mixtures is detrimental to their performance, e.g., softening the asphalt binder and weakening the aggregate-binder bond. One of the mechanisms of moisture transport, and the focus of this study, is molecular diffusion.


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