Performance of warm mix asphalt for Indian conditions

Several new processes have been developed to reduce the mixing and compaction temperatures of hot mix asphalt with the quality of the resulting pavement. European countries started using technologies that appear to allow reduction in compaction temperatures at which asphalt mixes are produced and placed. These technologies have been termed as warm mix asphalt (WMA). WMA mixes can save money in the plant through reduced energy costs. Warm mixes may permit trucking of loads of asphalt over longer distances, without fear of critical loss of temperature, allowing contractors to expand market areas. A laboratory study was conducted to determine the applicability of warm asphalt to typical paving operations and environmental conditions commonly found in India, including the performance of the mixes in quick traffic turn-over situations and high temperature conditions.

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  • Authors:
    • Gaur, Arun
    • Bose, Sunil
  • Publication Date: 2013-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 35-45
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 2013 12:03PM