DAMPING AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF DRY ASPHALT RUBBER FOR SUB-BALLAST LAYERS

Risultato della ricerca: Conference contribution

Abstract

The passage of railway lines through a town or near built-up areas poses serious environmental problems such as noise and vibration.Consequently railway companies have shown an increasing interest in developing new materials with high mechanical and environmental performance.This paper presents the results of an experimental research on the potential application of Dry Asphalt Rubber (DAR) in sub-ballast layers by measuring its damping and mechanical properties.An experimental survey based on four point bending and Marshall tests was carried to measure the stiffness modulus and damping ratio both of a standard bituminous mixture and of dry asphalt rubber mixture with a rubber content equal to 1,5%. The experimental results were compared and a numerical analysis by means of a 2D lumped mass model was developed.It was found that DAR is a material with good stiffness and high damping ratio, making it a very attractive material for the sub-ballast in order reduce the ground borne vibrations caused by train.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteRAILWAY ENGINEERING 2011 - 11th International Conference and Exhibition - 29th – 30th June 2011, London (UK)
Numero di pagine12
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

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