LABORATORY EVALUATION OF SELECTED SHALE OIL ASPHALTS IN PAVING MIXTURES. REPORT RF-3403-1

Shale oil asphalt cements originating from the Green River formation in Colorado were characterized by laboratory tests commonly used in specifying paving asphalts. The asphalt cements were mixed with two common aggregates to fabricate laboratory specimens which were tested to identify paving mixture characteristics such as compactibility, stability, stiffness, tensile strength, and water susceptibility. Test results were compared to similar characteristics of a petroleum asphalt cement and petroleum asphalt-aggregate mixtures. Laboratory test results indicate no fundamental differences between shale oil asphalt and petroleum asphalt and furthermore properties of the mixtures are shown to be satisfactory when compared to standard specifications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Button, J W
    • Epps, J A
    • Gallaway, B M
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 132 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-3695
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM