Rutting in the wheel track of the rolling layer of a pavement is one of the most serious structural defects to which it is exposed, since it is directly linked to the deterioration of the pavement structure, resulting in discomfort to the bearing, an increase of operational costs and, mainly, an enormous reduction of the security to the user. This work makes a comparison, from the mechanics tests carried out on three asphalt mixtures with similar granulometry, of the evaluation of two methods of tests for rutting of asphalt mixtures – LCPC Traffic simulator method; and repeated uniaxial load test. This study allowed to verify and evaluate the acceptance criteria about the performance of the analized mixtures according to the number of loadings. The results showed that the asphalt mixtures obtained some divergent evaluations for the two tests. This difference in behavior for the two methods may be due to the different test procedures, where the LCPC Simulator tests the confined mixture, which favors the interlocking of the aggregates, while uniaxial test works with test specimens without confinement.
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