This report reviews the research and key conclusions, presents the adhesion and stripping models, and presents an in-depth view of the research performed under the Strategic Highway Research Program A-003B contract. The studies elucidated the chemistry and physics of the asphalt-aggregate bond. The principal areas of research included adhesion and absorption. The impact of water and aging on adhesion was also evaluated. The products developed include the following: models of adhesion and stripping; net adsorption test; specialty tests that address specific problems involving asphalt-aggregate interactions such as the limestone reactivity test; and more complete understanding of absorption and the optimization of the Rice method.

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    Strategic Highway Research Program

    National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
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  • Authors:
    • Curtis, C W
    • Ensley, K
    • Epps, J
  • Publication Date: 1993-12


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 603 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00646293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SHRP-A-341
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1994 12:00AM