How to Maximize RAP Usage and Pavement Performance

This article answers common questions about the performance of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). The information was taken from a new National Asphalt Pavement Association publication. The article discusses concerns engineers have regarding increased use of RAP such as durability, skid resistance, and mix design practices. Other concerns include how RAP mixtures perform compared to virgin mixtures; whether RAP negatively affects skid resistance; how old RAP binder blends with new virgin binder; whether processing RAP changes its aggregate gradation; and, how mix design practices change for mixtures containing RAP. Also included is a recommended reading list for pavement professionals.

  • Publication Date: 2009-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 51, 53, 55, 57, 59
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01159525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2010 6:55PM