Evaluation and Assessment of Moisture Condition of Asphalt Pavement

  • Lin Cong
  • Tiantong Zhu
  • Jintang Peng
  • Nan Ouyang
Conference paper


This paper studied the hydraulic behavior of asphalt pavements and provides an assessment method for evaluating drainage conditions. The effect of evaporation on the temperature of asphalt pavement surfaces is studied using an infrared thermal method, and the hydrological condition of pavements characterized using optical fiber water level sensors. The test results indicate that with the increase of permeability, the water duration time as in unsaturated status increases. Besides, the evaporation rate is responsible for the differences in temperature of the pavement surfaces. Then, the assessment for evaluating field drainage conditions is established by comparison with the temperature difference of the selected standard model road condition. The assessment also categorizes the drainage conditions into three general zones. This study provides foundations for further research on evaluating the contaminant concentration within pavement structures.


Drainage condition Hydraulic behavior Infrared thermal test Optical fiber sensor Permeability 



This project is sponsored by Ministry of Transport Science and Technology Project (No. 2015318822170), China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin Cong
    • 1
  • Tiantong Zhu
    • 1
  • Jintang Peng
    • 2
  • Nan Ouyang
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of the Ministry of EducationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Fujian Communications Planning & Design InstituteFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Guizhou Transportation Planning Survey & Design Academe Co. Ltd.GuiyangChina

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