Performance of Laboratory Designed Permeable Asphalt Mixtures




asphalt pavement, permeability, permeable pavement, physical properties of asphalt, porous asphalt, sustainable pavement


Permeable asphalt pavement is one of the sustainable solutions to remove water from road surfaces. The aim of the research is to analyse the performance of permeable asphalt mixtures depending on the different nominal maximum size and, as a result, to determine the minimum air voids content, which ensures that the asphalt pavement is permeable. To analyse the permeability of asphalt mixtures, ten porous asphalt mixtures with different air voids content and nominal maximum size were designed and tested in terms of air voids content, horizontal and vertical water permeability, water sensitivity, water sensitivity after ultraviolet radiation and mass loss. The results showed that the PA 16 mixture, designed according to the technical requirements TRA ASPHALT 08, was the most porous and permeable mixture, while the modified PA 8 mixture (PA 8_M2) had the lowest air voids content and permeability. Based on the importance of vertical water permeability (0.5%), mass loss (0.3%), water sensitivity (ITSR) (0.2%), the Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) methods showed that PA 11 (0.729 and 0.745) and PA 16 (0.684 and 0.631) had the highest overall weights.


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How to Cite

Jakubėnaitė, I., Vaitkus, A., Škulteckė, J., & Šernas, O. (2024). Performance of Laboratory Designed Permeable Asphalt Mixtures. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 19(2), 131-151.