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Effect of Fine Aggregate Physical Properties on the Engineering Properties of Conventional and Polymer-Modified Bituminous Mixtures

Napiah, Madzlan (2011) Effect of Fine Aggregate Physical Properties on the Engineering Properties of Conventional and Polymer-Modified Bituminous Mixtures. In: 10th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, 24-27 July 2011, Florida, USA.

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Abstract

Most studies on hot-mix asphalt have used crushed fine aggregate and gravel; research regarding the use of mining sand or marine sand as fine aggregate is limited. This work investigates the effects of fine aggregate physical properties on the engineering properties of hot-mix asphalt. Four types of sand (quarry, river, mining, and marine sand) with two conventional binders (PEN 50/60 and PEN 80/100) and four types of polymer-modified bitumen (PMB) (PM1-82, PM1-76, PM2-82, and PM2-76) were used. Electron microscopy scanning was performed along with sieve analysis and tests for specific gravity and angularity of the fine aggregate on the different types of sand to determine their properties and thereby examine the effects of these properties when the sands were incorporated into a bituminous mixture. Marshall test results showed that fine aggregate physical properties influenced the optimum bitumen contents and engineering properties. The study also revealed that angular and rougher particles of fine aggregate produced lower voids in mineral aggregate, lower optimum bitumen content, higher shear strength, and higher density, which consequently increased the stability of the resulting mixtures. Moreover, a polymer-modified bituminous mixture enhanced stability and stiffness, reduced density, and slightly increased the voids in mineral aggregate.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:6491
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Madzlan Napiah
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 00:24
Last Modified:01 Apr 2014 14:45

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