Title: Performance and impact analysis of key structural parameters of hot in-place recycling equipments used on hot-air circulated asphalt road

Authors: Youyang Xia; Zhiyong He

Addresses: School of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, China ' School of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, China; Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Intelligent Manufacturing Technology for High-performance Mechanical Equipment, Changsha, China

Abstract: In the paper, a three-dimensional model of heating temperature field distribution of hot in-place recycled road is established. Fluent analysis was used to simulate hot wind cycle, and transient thermal to simulate hot wind heating road surface, thereby the temperature field distribution of road surface was quickly calculated. The finite element method is adopted to calculate how each layer of temperature field distribution of roads changes with some heating machine parameters. The results show that each layer of temperature field distribution of roads is more even; and that the heating efficiency is the highest when the rows of heating air vents are 5, the diameter size of vents is 30 mm, the height of the ventilation centre from the ground is 170 mm, and the speed of hot air circulation is between 3 m/s and 4 m/s. The paper provides a reference to the structural design of hot in-place recycling equipment.

Keywords: finite element; hot air circulation; road heating; structural parameters; temperature field.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2021.10033897

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2021 Vol.17 No.4, pp.353 - 368

Received: 12 Feb 2020
Accepted: 24 Jun 2020

Published online: 10 Jan 2022 *

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