Emulsion aggregate mixtures (EAMs) are one type of low-quality cold-mixed asphalt concrete mixture. In Illinois, road-mixed and plant-mixed EAMs are used frequently as base or surface courses on low-volume rural roads (less than 1,000 average daily traffic). This research characterizes the EAM engineering properties that contribute to the observed performance of EAM pavements using laboratory testing. Dense-graded and open-graded aggregates treated with HFE-300 and CSS-1 emulsions are considered. Shear strength, repeated loading response (resilient modulus, permanent deformation), dynamic cone penetrometer, and curing effects are evaluated. The study concludes that EAMs are characterized as an improved granular material.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 108-117
  • Monograph Title: Hot-mix asphalt design, testing, evaluation, and performance
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  • Accession Number: 00714838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 309061563
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1995 12:00AM