Investigation on performance characteristics of dense graded hot mix asphalt with RAP and Crumb Rubber

Filippi, Marco (2016) Investigation on performance characteristics of dense graded hot mix asphalt with RAP and Crumb Rubber. [Laurea], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Ingegneria civile [L-DM270], Documento full-text non disponibile
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The use of recycled materials in asphalt mixtures such as reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP) have become widely accepted as a replacement for virgin asphalt binder or virgin aggregates. In this study, the RAP content was 30%, and CR additives were blended with the soft unmodified binder by using dry processes. The objective of this study was to investigate and evaluate the engineering properties of dry method application of crumb rubber influences on reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) mixtures. To evaluate the effect of rubber-bitumen interaction on the mixture’s mechanical properties, a laboratory investigation has been conducted on a range of dense graded and 30% RAP by dry process crumb rubber modified (CRM) asphalt mixtures containing 0% (control), 1% crumb rubber by the total aggregate mass. The experimental program in this research include the binder extraction for estimating the amount of aged binder in the both fine and coarse RAP material. Before extracting the binder the RAP sieve analysis, have been done to provide the Black grading curve. In continue after the binder extraction the material sieved again to providing the white curve. The comparison of Black and White curve indicated that there is a remarkable difference between the aggregate grading even for the fine RAP. The experimental program was continued by fabricating 12 specimens in different 4 types of mixtures. For the first group no RAP, no rejuvenator and no crumb rubber were used. For the second group 30% of virgin aggregates substituted by RAP material and the third group was similar to the second group just with 0.01% rejuvenator. the forth group was the group, which in that the specimens contain RAP, rejuvenator and crumb rubber. Finally the specimens were tested for Indirect tensile strength. The results indicated that the addition of crumb rubber increased the optimum amount of binder in the mixture with 30% RAP.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea)
Autore della tesi
Filippi, Marco
Relatore della tesi
Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Dense graded mixture,Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP),Rejuvenator,Crumb Rubber (CR)
Data di discussione della Tesi
17 Giugno 2016

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