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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6301914, 10 pages
Research Article

Evaluation of Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixture with Driving Wheel Pavement Analyzer

1School of Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
2School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
3Guangxi Key Laboratory of Disaster Prevention and Engineering Safety, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xu Cai

Received 22 February 2017; Revised 23 May 2017; Accepted 27 June 2017; Published 14 September 2017

Academic Editor: Meor Othman Hamzah

Copyright © 2017 Xu Cai 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.


Rutting is common pavement distress, which leads to lower riding comfort for road users and high maintenance costs. One of the commonly used tests is the simulation test with wheel tracking devices. Here, a new rutting test system has been developed based on the “Driving Wheel Pavement Analyzer” (DWPA) to evaluate the rutting performance of asphalt mixtures. This study conducted three types of rutting tests to validate feasibility, reliability, and accuracy of DWPA test. The results indicated that the DWPA test provided more information on ruts and enabled us to distinguish the performance of materials. The index is better suited to reflect the rutting resistance of the material, which is highly correlated to the APA rutting index and the rutting test index of China according to the grey relational analysis results.