Laboratory study on mastic asphalt

Mastic asphalt is a potentially advantageous paving material due to high stability, high durability, very low maintenance and good riding quality. But in India, due to poor mechanization, skid resistance and cost considerations, the use of mastic asphalt is very limited till today. This study includes various specifications that are essential requisites of mastic asphalt. This investigation was performed to study the effect of industrial grade bitumen and its blend with penetration grade bitumen in mastic asphalt preparation. The skid resistance and rut resistance of mastic asphalt were studied and compared with other surface courses.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the publisher.
  • Authors:
    • Kumar, Praveen
    • Anand, Maj P
  • Publication Date: 2013-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-24
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01488166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2013 4:43PM