AbstractTo investigate the influence of methyl styrene block copolymers (SMC) modifier on the fatigue performance and damage evolution of recycled asphalt mixture (RAM), RAM with reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) ratios of 30%, 50%, and 70% and 90# asphalt mixture were used for four-point bending fatigue test. The fatigue performance and damage evolution process of RAM were analyzed using the stiffness attenuation rate and the relative change rate of dissipated energy (RDEC). Linear amplitude sweep (LAS) tests and atomic force microscopy (AFM) tests were carried out for mixed asphalt in the mixture. The results show that under the same test conditions, with the increase of RAP content, the damage development of RAM is faster, and the fatigue damage resistance is worse. Compared with 90# asphalt mixture, RAM has better fatigue resistance. The fatigue property of the mixed asphalt is better than that of the 90# asphalt. With different RAP contents, the modulus changes of RAM and mixed asphalt are almost the same on macro and micro scales, which proves that the difference of fatigue performance between 90# asphalt mixture and RAM probably is caused by asphalt. A fatigue failure criterion based on the peak dissipation energy is proposed for the LAS test, and the applicability and accuracy of the criterion were proved by grey correlation analysis. Under this criterion, the power function model is introduced to describe the development process of fatigue damage in LAS test, which has high fitting reliability.

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