COLD-MIX ASPHALT CONCRETE SURFACING
The increasing attractiveness of emulsified asphalt from ecological and energy conservation viewpoints precipitated this study of the performance of dense-graded and open-graded asphalt concrete surface courses containing emulsified asphalt. A total of two (each) test sections containing dense-graded and open graded cold mix were constructed and their performance monitored for one to five years. In addition, several cold-mix pavements placed in Oregon and Washington were viewed and some laboratory mix design work completed toward the development of an improved mix design procedure for cold-mixed dense-graded asphalt concrete. It was concluded that the field curing problems associated with dense-graded cold-mix AC surfacing would preclude their use for most Caltrans paving and that the use of cold-mix open-graded AC offers the possibility of being a viable alternate to hot mix, particularly in remote locations. The construction of additional cold-mix open-graded test sections is recommended.
- This report was prepared in cooperation with the DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
5900 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA United States 95819
- Scrimsher, T
- Doty, R N
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 81 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt concrete; Cold mix paving mixtures; Dense graded aggregates; Emulsified asphalt; Loads; Mix design; Open graded aggregates; Surface course (Pavements)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Triaxial loads
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00178791
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-TL3542-77-23Final Rpt., FCP 45C2-364
- Contract Numbers: G-2-8
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM