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Assessment of the low-temperature performance of asphalt mixtures for bridge pavement


[ 1 ] Instytut Inżynierii Lądowej, Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej i Transportu, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[2.6] Civil engineering and transport

Year of publication


Published in

Road Materials and Pavement Design

Journal year: 2023 | Journal volume: in press

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • bridge pavement
  • uniaxial tension stress test
  • thermal stress restrained specimen test
  • bending beam rheometer

EN The alternative Stone Mastic Asphalt containing an increased amount of bituminous mastic bituminous mixtures (SMA-MA) have been successfully used for additional protective layers on steel and concrete deck bridges. In this application, the mixtures must feature the desired behaviour at both high and low (i.e. below freezing) temperatures. The SMA-MA mixtures owe their improved low-temperature resistance to the bituminous binder used in them, softer than the binders used in mastic asphalts (MA). This article reports a study comparing the selected low-temperature parameters of the SMA-MA and MA mixtures to the parameters of the bituminous binders used in them. The performance of HMA was evaluated by subjecting the specimens to UTST (Uniaxial Tension Stress Test) and TSRST (Thermal Stress Restrained Specimen Test) tests at the test temperatures from −25°C to −10°C. The low-temperature performance of bituminous binders was, in turn, assessed with the BBR test.

Date of online publication





License type

CC BY-NC-ND (attribution - noncommercial - no derivatives)

Open Access Mode

czasopismo hybrydowe

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Date of Open Access to the publication

in press

Ministry points / journal


Impact Factor

3.805 [List 2021]

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