Accelerated Aging of Asphalt by UV-Oxidation

The aging of asphalt binder due to ultraviolet (UV)-oxidation is a phenomenon that affects the durability and performance of asphalt pavements. This report documents results of accelerated laboratory UV-oxidation tests that have been conducted. Thin-film asphalt binder samples have been oxidized using fluorescent UVA and UVB lamps, and the degree of oxidation was determined by measuring the rotational viscosity of the aged binder. The results show that the viscosity increases with the UV-exposure time. This indicates that rotational viscosity is a suitable method to track the UV-oxidative aging of asphalt and validates its use in further studies of this phenomenon. Additionally two UV-aging models were fitted to the experimental results.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Manhattan College

    4513 Manhattan College Pkwy
    Riverdale, NY  United States  10471

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hochstein, Daniel
  • Publication Date: 2018-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40p

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  • Accession Number: 01692525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-18-28
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2019 8:02AM