Comparison of laboratory performance of two superpave binders mixed with two modifiers

This research compares laboratory performance of two superpave modified asphalt binders including PG 64-10 and PG 70-10. A series of laboratory tests were conducted on 14 asphalt mixes treated with 0, 2, 4, and 6% of Acrylate Styrene Acrylonhrtilrei (ASA) polymer and nanoparticles aluminium oxide (Al₂O₃) by weight of the base asphalt binder. It was found that as the concentration of both modifiers increased, the resistance of asphalt binder PG 64-10 and PG 70-10 to rutting parameter and fatigue parameter increased for concentrations of 2 and 4% only. Increases in complex modulus values were consistently observed for all modified asphalt binders compared to the base asphalt binder. The increment of concentration of ASA polymer and Al₂O₃ nanoparticles can significantly increase the asphalt binder viscosity. All modified asphalt samples have greater storage stability at high temperatures. Also, it was found that the adding of ASA polymer and Al₂O₃ nanoparticles to all the mixes results in a substantial impact on the material properties of the asphalt binder. The samples altered with Al₂O₃ nanoparticles show better results than the samples modified with ASA polymer. The figure of 4% can be considered the optimum amount for both modifiers.


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  • Accession Number: 01742143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2020 10:41AM