International Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 543–551 | Cite as

A Numerical Implementation of the Three-Dimensional Viscoelastic Model for Asphalt Mastic

  • Wenke Huang
  • Xiaoning Zhang
  • Yingmei Yin
  • Shaofan Cai
Research Paper


This paper presents a numerical implementation of the three-dimensional viscoelastic model to describe the behavior of asphalt mastic. Details of the numerical viscoelastic constitutive formulation implemented in a finite element code are presented and illustrated. Then, uniaxial tensile tests and torsion tests were conducted to determine the viscoelastic constitutive parameters at a temperature of 20 °C. Both the capability of the model and the accuracy of the parameter determination of the displacement-based constitutive numerical model were examined by comparing the numerical predictions with the observed laboratory tests under two basic loading paths. The presented results show that the numerical predictions exhibit a rather good agreement with the experimental results for three primary modes of bending and compression loading. Therefore, the presented numerical implementation of constitutive model may be appropriate for describing the mechanical behavior of asphalt mastic when the viscoelastic constitutive parameters became available.


Viscoelastic Constitutive Numerical implementation Numerical simulation Asphalt mastic 



The funding was provided by National Natural Science Foundation of China (CN), (Grant No. 51508109).

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenke Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaoning Zhang
    • 3
  • Yingmei Yin
    • 4
  • Shaofan Cai
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Civil Engineering and TransportationSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Civil Engineering and TransportationSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of Civil and Transportation EngineeringGuangdong University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.School of Civil Engineering and TransportationSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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