An Overview of Moisture Damage in Asphalt Mixtures

Hamzah, Meor Othman; Kakar, Muhammad Rafiq Khan; Hainin, Mohd Rosli (2015). An Overview of Moisture Damage in Asphalt Mixtures Jurnal Teknologi, 73(4), pp. 125-131. Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 10.11113/jt.v73.4305

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This paper presents a short review on moisture induced damage in asphalt mixtures. Moisture induced damage is one of the most common causes of pavement distress that results in loss of strength, stripping, raveling, fatigue damage and permanent deformation. Different mechanisms have been used to explain the process of moisture damage in asphalt pavements. However, the moisture damage mechanism takes place due to the interaction of several different processes. The applicability of a single test method to evaluate moisture damage is impractical to a wide range of materials and conditions. Therefore, a new laboratory based testing procedure and analysis protocol is required, with the aim to simultaneously consider the effects of both traffic impact and moisture damage. The proper material design, efficient construction methods, reliable laboratory techniques and well planned highway surface and subsurface drainage systems may lead towards a sustainable asphalt pavement that is sufficiently durable to resist moisture damage. Although considerable advances concerning the subject have been reported, yet there is still a need to address certain issues that are actually involved in the process of asphalt mixture moisture susceptibility.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering > Institute for Urban Development and Infrastructure > Transport Infrastructure


Hamzah, Meor Othman;
Kakar, Muhammad Rafiq Khan and
Hainin, Mohd Rosli


T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements




Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia




Muhammad Rafiq Khan Kakar

Date Deposited:

02 Mar 2022 13:40

Last Modified:

08 Apr 2022 08:37

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Additional Information:

Vol. 73 No. 4: Special Issue on Highway and Transportation Engineering Part 2 / Science and Engineering

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Moisture damage, pavement distress, stripping, surface energy, warm mix asphalt




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