The paper reports on a study to determine the suitability of shale oil asphalts for paving purposes. Selected shale oil asphalt cements were characterized by tests commonly utilized to specify paving asphalt together with certain special tests. Asphalt-aggregate mixtures were made utilizing these asphalts and they too were subjected to tests used in specifying paving mixtures. The test results were compared to similar characteristics of petroleum asphalt cements and petroleum asphalt-aggregate mixtures. Based on the laboratory test results, these shale oil asphalts exhibit somewhat higher temperature susceptibility and lower water susceptibility than the petroleum asphalt and the properties of the mixtures are shown to be satisfactory when compared to standard specifications.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 130-147

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  • Accession Number: 00325012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM