The development of an emulsified asphalt-aggregate cold mixture (EAM) design procedure is described. The procedure is based on extensive laboratory and field testing, and uses the Marshall stability equipment and a capillary soak test. The procedure consists of conducting aggregate and emulsion quality tests, determining the compatibility of emulsion and aggregate (coating), optimum moisture content at mixing and at compaction, optimum residual asphalt content, and adequacy of structural and durability properties of the mixture. The mix design procedure is intended to be practical and easily implementable by governmental agencies and others. Several mix designs for actual projects were conducted to aid in verification. Results show the procedure to be practical and reasonable. The study has shown that emulsified asphalt-aggregate cold mixtures are complex, and good engineering design is essential to achieve consistently satisfactory results.

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    • Report on Illinois Cooperative Highway Research Program Ser-174. Prepared in cooperation with Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield. Bureau of Materials and Physical Research. See also PB-283701.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    205 North Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Darter, M I
    • WILKEY, P L
    • Ahlfield, S R
    • Wasill, R G
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Pagination: 155 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00190592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UILU-ENG-78-2006 Final Rpt.
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM