The objective of this study was to determine the suitability of shale-oil asphalts for paving purposes. Selected shale-oil asphalt cements were characterized both by tests commonly used to specify paving asphalt and by certain special tests. Asphalt-aggregate mixtures were made by using these asphalts, and they too were subjected to tests that are used in specifying paving mixtures. The test results were compared with 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 with standard specifications. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 26-34
  • Monograph Title: Asphalt: materials, mixes and construction
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM