Investigation of the Influence of Warm Mix Asphalt Additive Dose on the Workability, Cracking Susceptibility, and Moisture Susceptibility of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement

In this study, the influence of the dose of two Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) additives (Advera and Sasobit) on the binder properties and mixture properties in terms of workability, cracking susceptibility and moisture susceptibility was investigated. Two Superpave mixtures, a 12.5 mm with 10 percent Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and a 19.0 mm with 25 percent RAP, were used for this study. Binder testing showed that the addition of Sasobit at any dosage tested changed the performance grade of the binder and decreased the binder viscosity. The addition of Advera at the dosage tested did not change the performance grade of the binder and only marginally changed the binder viscosity. Workability testing of the mixtures showed that both WMA additives improved the workability of the mixtures at any dosage tested. Moisture susceptibility testing showed that the WMA additives tested at any dose increased the moisture susceptibility of the mixtures. Cracking susceptibility testing showed that the addition of Advera increased the cracking resistance of the mixtures at any dosage tested, whereas the addition of Sasobit only increased the cracking resistance of the mixture at a dose of 1.5 percent.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 51-71

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  • Accession Number: 01149416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2010 7:32AM