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Influence of NiTi alloy phase change heat-storage particles on thermophysical parameters, phase change heat-storage thermoregulation effect, and pavement performance of asphalt mixture

Wei, Kun, Ma, Biao, Huang, Xiaofeng, Xiao, Yue, Liu, Huan
Renewable energy 2019 v.141 pp. 431-443
alloys, bitumen, latent heat, pavements, phase transition, renewable energy sources, specific heat, temperature, thermal conductivity, thermoregulation
Phase change material is a high thermal storage substance, which can reduce temperature-related diseases of asphalt pavement when mixed with asphalt mixture. In this paper, NiTi alloy phase change heat-storage asphalt mixture (NiTi APCHAM) are prepared by using equal volume parts to replace fine asphalt aggregates partially with the NiTi alloy phase change energy-storage particles (NiTi APCEP). As the temperature increases, the specific heat capacity of NiTi APCHAM will increase first and then decrease due to the heat-storage effect of NiTi APCEP. The thermal conductivity coefficient of NiTi APCHAM shows a linear increasing trend with the increase in the substitution rate of NiTi APCEP. Adding NiTi APCEP in asphalt mixture can reduce its daily maximum temperature. Increasing admixture of NiTi APCEP in asphalt mixture can help to improve the phase change heat-storage thermoregulation capacity of the mixture. However, at a 6 wt% substitution rate of NiTi APCEP, the latent heat thermoregulation efficiency of NiTi APCEP reaches to maximum. With the increase in the content of NiTi APCEP, the Marshall stability of asphalt mixture gradually increases, and flexural-tensile strain at low temperature decreases gradually. By contrast, the water stability of the asphalt mixture is unaffected by the addition of NiTi APCEP.