"GUSSASPHALT" OR POURABLE ASPHALTIC MIXTURES

GUSSASPHALT IS A PAVING MIXTURE WHICH CAN BE POURED OR CAST IN PLACE. IT MAY BE DESCRIBED AS A SPECIAL MASTIC TYPE PAVING MIXTURE. THE BEHAVIOR OF GUSSASPHALT DEPENDS ON THE PROPERTIES AND RELATIVE PROPORTIONS OF ASPHALT CEMENT AND MINERAL FILLER. IT FORMS A PRACTICALLY VOIDLESS PAVEMENT SURFACE THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT THE USE OF ROLLERS OR ANY OTHER COMPACTION EQUIPMENT. A NUMBER OF GUSSASPHALT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WERE VISITED IN GERMANY. THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE MATERIALS, CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES, TESTING, AND PERFORMANCE OF GUSSASPHALT PAVEMENT SURFACES WERE REVIEWED. THE PRINCIPAL USE FOR GUSSASPHALT IS A SURFACING MATERIAL FOR HIGHWAY AND CITY STREETS. WHEN PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE BASE IS TOPPED WITH GUSSASPHALT SURFACE, ASPHALT CONCRETE BINDER IS USED AS AN INTERMEDIATE LAYER. GUSSASPHALT IS USED TO OVERLAY OLD ASPHALT, PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE AND COBBLE STONE PAVEMENTS WHICH NEED RENEWING, REHABILITATION OR IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR SKID-RESISTANCE PROPERTIES. GUSSASPHALT IS COMPOSED OF CRUSHED STONE, SAND, MINERAL FILLER AND ASPHALT CEMENT. THE SOFTNESS OR HARDNESS OF GUSSASPHALT IS CONTROLLED BY EITHER THE USE OF ASPHALT CEMENT OF DIFFERENT CONSISTENCIES OR BY SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT IN THE ASPHALT CONTENT. THE MANUFACTURE OF GUSSASPHALT, TRANSPORT, AND PAVING EQUIPMENT AND PAVING PROCESS ARE DESCRIBED. IT IS FELT THAT STRONG EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO DEVELOP THE USE OF THE MASTIC TYPE MIXES SUCH AS GUSSASPHALT IN THE UNITED STATES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rpt 70-2, 12 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Asphalt Institute

    2696 Research Park Drive
    Lexington, KY  United States  40511-8480
  • Authors:
    • Puzinauskas, V P
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00211518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM