One interesting aspect of having Asphalt 8 available on Apple Arcade is the change in the gameplay model. Current Asphalt games (including Asphalt 8) are free-to-play, meaning that anyone can download them without paying, but the game offers multiple items that can only be obtained through in-app purchases.
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One of the failure mechanisms associated with asphalt paving layers, especially on steel deck bridges, is large permanent deformation, which adversely affects its long-term performance in service. Thus, epoxy resin was introduced in asphalt paving industry to tackle permanent deformation of asphalt mixtures due to its thermosetting nature. In this review, epoxy resin as a dominant component of the epoxy-asphalt composite system was first considered, followed by a discussion on its curing methods and curing mechanism. Furthermore, the physicochemical property and mechanical performance of epoxy asphalt and epoxy asphalt mixture were thoroughly examined. Crosslink density of epoxy asphalt dictates its viscosity and thus the allowable construction time. Phase separation and dispersion of asphalt particles in the epoxy matrix was observed for epoxy-asphalt composite, and it showed superior elastic behavior and deformation resistance capability when compared with conventional asphalt materials. Furthermore, epoxy asphalt mixture exhibited significantly higher compressive strength, much better rutting resistance, and superior durability and water resistance properties. However, its low-temperature cracking resistance was slightly compromised.
I am designing a system in which I need to download an image file to my computer as soon as it is submitted/uploaded to my server via a web form. I am on a mac, so I am going to use Automator to complete the task with the image once it is on my computer.
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Abstract:Using an AMPT tester and based on laboratory tests, this paper performed a comparative study on the dynamic characteristics of different asphalt mixtures, analyzed the influence of different asphalt binders on the characteristic parameters of the dynamic modulus master curve and the phase angle master curve of asphalt mixture, and expounds the evaluation function of the phase angle master curve for mixture relaxation characteristics. The results show that the modulus master curve parameters of the asphalt mixture are closely related to voids in the mineral aggregate, mixture density, and asphalt content of the asphalt mixture. For the same kind of asphalt mixture, because the gradation of mineral aggregate is fixed and the volume parameters are almost the same, the ultimate modulus of the mixture at different temperatures is unique; when the temperature changes or the asphalt changes, the shape parameter β of the modulus master curve changes regularly, which brings different dynamic responses, and the lower β will show the characteristics of a higher modulus. Asphalt is the source of the viscoelasticity of the asphalt mixture. Although the influence of particle gradation of the mixture will bring about the change of modulus, the phase angle of the mixture depends on the viscoelastic properties of asphalt, and the initial phase angle in the main curve is positively correlated with asphalt penetration and negatively correlated with the softening point and viscosity, while the peak phase angle A is negatively correlated with penetration, and the softening point viscosity is positively correlated. The viscoelastic interval, represented by ω, is negatively correlated with penetration but positively correlated with the softening point and viscosity. The peak position, parameter ωc, of the phase angle master curve can evaluate the relaxation characteristics of the mixture, and the crack resistance of different mixtures can be compared without complex model calculation. In the comparison of the relaxation time of asphalt mixture, the relaxation time of foam cold-recycled mixture is the largest, which is significantly higher than that of other forms of cement mixture; the emulsified asphalt cold-recycled mixture is equivalent to AC20 and LSPM30 mixtures; the SBS-modified asphalt mixture has the best relaxation characteristics.Keywords: asphalt mixture; master curve; characteristic parameter; relaxation characteristics; cold recycling; foamed asphalt; emulsified asphalt 2b1af7f3a8