Performance of hot-mix asphalt using polymer-modified bitumen and marble dust as a filler

Marble dust waste powder generated by the marble cutting industry has a high alkalinity. In this research, the use of marble dust (MD) as a mineral filler substitute in hot mixed asphalt (HMA) was evaluated. The Marshall mix design was used to determine the optimum bitumen content (OBC) for all of the mixtures. For each of the four MD contents, i.e., 0, 2%, 4%, and 6% by weight of the total aggregates, four different bitumen percentages were used. The results of the Marshall stability test showed that the optimum filler content was 4% MD. Samples were prepared with 0 MD in the control mix and varying percentages of MD as an alternate filler. In addition, MD aided in increasing the Marshall stability, rutting resistance, and permanent deformation and reduced the fatigue life of asphalt mixtures. As the percentage of MD increases, the rutting resistance and stiffness at high temperatures both increase. As the percentage of MD increases, the fatigue life reduces. Rut resistance in high-temperature conditions can be improved by using MD in HMA as a partial substitute for stone dust (SD). In areas where extensive MD waste is present, MD can be incorporated into HMA mixtures instead of conventional fillers.


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  • Accession Number: 01885386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2023 10:09AM