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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 384640, 5 pages
Research Article

Modeling and Simulation of Flow and Formation Damage of Asphalt-Paved Roads

1Civil Engineering Department, Collage of Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
2Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt
3Preparing Year Department, Collage of Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia

Received 29 September 2013; Accepted 5 October 2013

Academic Editor: Mohamed Fathy El-Amin

Copyright © 2013 M. H. Alawi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Porous asphalt is a standard asphalt built on aggregate storage bed which allows water to drain through it and reduces stormwater runoff. However, porosity of the porous asphalt and the storage bed may be effectively reduced due to trapping suspended solids from the water or from the asphalt damage. In this paper, we present mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of flow and damage of porous asphalt-paved roads. A mathematical model to describe the fine-particles transport carried by a two-phase flow in a porous medium is presented. The buoyancy, capillarity, and mixed relative permeabilities correlations to fit with the mixed-wet system are considered. Throughout this investigation, we monitor the changing of the fluids properties such as water saturation and solid properties such as porosity and permeability due to trapping the fine-particles.