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London

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http://www.csce2016.ca/

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Nowadays, it is common to add a little amount of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in asphalt mixes without changing too much properties such as modulus and low temperature cracking resistance. Not only will those mixes be able to make roads last longer, but they will be a greener alternative to usual mixes. In order to make a flexible pavement design, the mixture behavior is usually characterized with the complex modulus. To have a high modulus mix, you need to control the gradation precisely even when RAP is added. When performing a mix design to incorporate RAP, it is desirable to know the RAP binder characteristics and content and its gradation. In the literature, there is no clear vision of the RAP gradation impacts on the mixture properties and field performance. The objective of this study, performed at the Pavements and Bituminous Materials Laboratory (LCMB), is to evaluate the impact of RAP gradation on Hot Mix Asphalt. This is needed to understand how much binder can be transferred during mix from RAP to virgin aggregate. In this study, a single source of RAP was separated into different sizes and mixed with a specific group of virgin aggregates. Then, according to their size, the mixes were separated again into the RAP group and virgin aggregate. While these were mixed, active RAP binder transferred to virgin aggregate. Then ignition test (ASTM D6307) was adapted to separate RAP binder from virgin aggregate. With this procedure, it was possible to see that, for a given temperature and mixing time, activated binder amount of coarse RAP particles and fine RAP particles. The Ignition test result showed that coarse RAP particles have more active binder in mix but ITS test indicated that fine RAP particles have higher strength.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

MAT-756: INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF RAP GRADATION ON THE EFFECTIVE BINDER CONTENT IN HOT MIX ASPHALT

London

Nowadays, it is common to add a little amount of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in asphalt mixes without changing too much properties such as modulus and low temperature cracking resistance. Not only will those mixes be able to make roads last longer, but they will be a greener alternative to usual mixes. In order to make a flexible pavement design, the mixture behavior is usually characterized with the complex modulus. To have a high modulus mix, you need to control the gradation precisely even when RAP is added. When performing a mix design to incorporate RAP, it is desirable to know the RAP binder characteristics and content and its gradation. In the literature, there is no clear vision of the RAP gradation impacts on the mixture properties and field performance. The objective of this study, performed at the Pavements and Bituminous Materials Laboratory (LCMB), is to evaluate the impact of RAP gradation on Hot Mix Asphalt. This is needed to understand how much binder can be transferred during mix from RAP to virgin aggregate. In this study, a single source of RAP was separated into different sizes and mixed with a specific group of virgin aggregates. Then, according to their size, the mixes were separated again into the RAP group and virgin aggregate. While these were mixed, active RAP binder transferred to virgin aggregate. Then ignition test (ASTM D6307) was adapted to separate RAP binder from virgin aggregate. With this procedure, it was possible to see that, for a given temperature and mixing time, activated binder amount of coarse RAP particles and fine RAP particles. The Ignition test result showed that coarse RAP particles have more active binder in mix but ITS test indicated that fine RAP particles have higher strength.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Materials/36