KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 2082–2088 | Cite as

Linear Viscoelastic Behaviour of Geogrids Interface within Bituminous Mixtures

  • Reuber Freire
  • Hervé Di Benedetto
  • Cédric Sauzéat
  • Simon Pouget
  • Didier Lesueur
Mechanistic Evaluation of Asphalt Paving Materials and Structures


Recently, the use of geogrids as bituminous pavements reinforcement has increased in pavements construction and rehabilitation, mainly to avoid reflective cracking. One major research topic is to characterize the mechanical behaviour of actual reinforced pavement structures, from laboratory experimentation and take it into account for the design. This paper aims at presenting a methodology for the determination of the Interface Linear Viscoelastic (LVE) behaviour of specimens reinforced with geogrids. This method is based on a tension-compression test on cylindrical sample, classically used for complex modulus tests. A geogrid produced by Texinov was glued with tack coat, which constitute the studied interface. This geogrid is composed by fiberglass filaments and polyester veil, both coated with emulsion. Axial cyclic tests at controlled strain mode of loading (tension-compression) were performed on the same bituminous mixtures samples with and without geogrid. The experimental data was fitted using the 2 Springs, 2 Parabolic Elements and 1 Dashpot (2S2P1D) model both for the mixtures and for the interface. The results indicate that the proposed methodology can successfully provide the interface LVE behaviour.


bituminous pavements interface geogrids linear viscoelasticity 2S2P1D model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reuber Freire
    • 1
  • Hervé Di Benedetto
    • 1
  • Cédric Sauzéat
    • 1
  • Simon Pouget
    • 2
  • Didier Lesueur
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Lyon / ENTPELaboratory of Civil Engineering and Building (LGCB) & Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics (LTDS) (UMR CNRS 5513) 3 Rue Maurice AudinVaulx-en-VelinFrance
  2. 2.EIFFAGE Travaux PublicsDirection R&D 8 rue du Dauphiné BP 35769960France
  3. 3.TexinovSaint-Didier-de-la-TourFrance

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