Laboratory Investigation of Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt Binder and Mixtures with Warm-Mix Additives

Tao Ma, Hao Wang, Yongli Zhao, Xiaoming Huang, Siqi Wang

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Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of warm mix asphalt (WMA) additives on the compaction temperature and properties of crumb rubber modified (CRM) asphalt binder and mixture. Two different WMA additives (named as Sas and Evm) were used to prepare warm-mix CRM asphalt binder and mixture. The viscosity of different warm-mix CRM asphalt binders and mastics was measured at different temperatures. The rheological and mechanical properties of different warm-mix CRM asphalt binders were tested. At the mixture level, the volumetric properties of different warm-mix CRM asphalt mixtures were experimented by Gyratory compactor at different temperatures and the performance of different warm-mix CRM asphalt mixtures were evaluated. It was found that both of the two WMA additives could lower the compaction temperatures of CRM asphalt mixtures by 10–20 °C. However, they have different influences on rheological properties of CRM binder and performance of CRM mixture. The Sas warm-mix additive can improve the anti-rutting performance of CRM mixture but may degrade its low-temperature performance and moisture stability. The Evm warm-mix additive has no adverse effects on the high-temperature and low-temperature performance of CRM asphalt mixtures and can improve its moisture stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

Keywords

  • CRM binder
  • Mixture performance
  • Rheological properties
  • WMA additive

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