International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA), Sinaia, Romania, 2 - 05 August 2016
Due to the complex behaviour of asphalt pavement materials under various loading conditions, pavement structure, and environmental conditions, accurately predicting stability of asphalt pavement is difficult. To predict, it is required to find the mathematical relation between the input and output data by an accurate and simple method. In recent years, artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been used to model the properties and behaviour of materials, and to find complex relations between different properties in many fields of civil engineering applications, because of their ability to learn and to adapt. In the present study, laboratory data are obtained from an experimental study that was used to develop an ANN model. For predicting the Marshall Stability value of mixture using ANN models, an appropriate selection of input parameters (neurons) is essential. There are four nodes in the input layer corresponding to four variables: Polyparaphenylene Terephtalamide fibre (PTF) rate, binder rate, flow, volume of the specimen. The result indicates that the proposed model can be applied in predicting Marshall Stability of asphalt mixtures. The model is further applied to evaluate the effect of different rates of Polyparaphenylene Terephtalamide on Marshall Stability.