Comparison of various rutting parameters and modelling of creep and recovery behaviour of high modulus bituminous binders

  • Arunkumar GoliEmail author
  • Anilkumar Baditha
  • Amaranatha Reddy Muppireddy
  • Braj Bhushan Pandey


This paper evaluates the rut resistance of various high modulus bituminous binders based on different rutting parameters including G*/sinδ, shenoys’ rutting parameter, zero shear viscosity (ZSV), viscous component of creep stiffness (Gν) determined using burger’s model and superpave plus rutting parameter i.e. non-recoverable creep compliance (Jnr). The main objective of the study is to develop high modulus bituminous binders and evaluate their performance in terms of rutting. Also, the creep and recovery curves obtained from the MSCR test were modelled to understand the viscoelastic creep behavior of the binders. From the results, it was found that ranking provided by G*/sinδ, shenoys’ rutting parameter and ZSV approaches were identical whereas Jnr and Gν provided similar rankings. The rutting resistance improvement ratio analyzed for the binders showed the trend which is identical for G*/sinδ, shenoys’ rutting parameter and ZSV. However, the ratio is identical for Gν and Jnr. Burger’s model was unable to capture the nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of modified high modulus bituminous binders under creep and recovery loading. Weibull model was used to simulate the creep and recovery behavior. It was found to be fit well with the experimental curves. The parameters of the Weibull model was able to explain the viscoelastic behavior of binders under creep and recovery loading. The composite modification of binder enhanced both the rutting resistance and percent recovery of high modulus bituminous binders.


High modulus bituminous binders Rutting Composite modified bituminous binders Burger’s model Weibull model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arunkumar Goli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anilkumar Baditha
    • 1
  • Amaranatha Reddy Muppireddy
    • 1
  • Braj Bhushan Pandey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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