Durability of European Asphalt Mixtures Containing Reclaimed Asphalt and Warm-Mix Additives

This paper investigates the moisture susceptibility of European asphalt mixtures (SMA) containing reclaimed asphalt (RA) and warm mix (WMA) additives. Test sections of a typical SMA mixture have been laid, from which cylindrical samples were cored and utilized for laboratory testing. Four variants of the SMA mixture were prepared; a control HMA mixture with 0% RA, a mixture with 30% RA and no WMA additive, a mixture with 30% RA in which a WMA additive was added and a mixture with 40% RA and a WMA additive. The coring procedure and testing were carried out in two phases; first field cores were taken 24 hrs after the construction of the test section was completed and then once again 12 months later. In this way, the influence of field aging on the mechanical performance of the mixtures was considered. The samples were moisture conditioned at various combinations of water bath immersion and cyclic pore pressures by means of the Moisture Induced Sensitivity Tester (MiST). The degradation in strength due to moisture was quantified through indirect tensile strength tests. The results indicated that the use of RA in combination with WMA additives resulted to mixtures with improved durability characteristics, with respect to moisture damage, compared to the control HMA mixture. Based on the results, recommendations were made for characterizing and limiting moisture damage of asphalt pavements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee AFK40 Standing Committee on Characteristics of Asphalt-Aggregate Combinations to Meet Surface Requirements. Alternate title: Durability of European Asphalt Mixtures Containing Reclaimed Asphalt and Warm Mix Additives.
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  • Authors:
    • Varveri, Aikaterini (Katerina)
    • Avgerinopoulos, Stavros
    • Scarpas, Athanasios (Tom)
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2016


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 95th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01589807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 16-0624
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2016 8:37AM