This study highlights the importance of defining appropriate specimen manufacturing procedures when assessing the fundamental properties of reclaimed asphalt mixes for further modelling purposes. Two gyratory compactor procedures were used: the first leading to specimens with a non-uniform air voids distribution and the second tailored to obtain homogeneous specimens. The study was performed by using three SMAs incorporating up to 30% of reclaimed asphalt but designed to have identical properties. A detailed characterisation of the loose mixes and binders, a X-Ray CT micro-structural study of the manufactured specimens and a further mechanical characterisation showed that testing non-homogeneous gyratory specimens leads to a significant overestimation of the mechanical properties of asphalt mixes. This study has been developed within the FP7 project Re-Road.

Lo Presti, D., Hassan, N., Airey, G., Collop, A. (2013). Fundamental characterisation of reclaimed asphalts: The importance of testing homogeneous specimens. ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN, 14(SUPPL.1), 120-131 [10.1080/14680629.2013.774750].

Fundamental characterisation of reclaimed asphalts: The importance of testing homogeneous specimens

Lo Presti, D.;
2013-01-01

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This study highlights the importance of defining appropriate specimen manufacturing procedures when assessing the fundamental properties of reclaimed asphalt mixes for further modelling purposes. Two gyratory compactor procedures were used: the first leading to specimens with a non-uniform air voids distribution and the second tailored to obtain homogeneous specimens. The study was performed by using three SMAs incorporating up to 30% of reclaimed asphalt but designed to have identical properties. A detailed characterisation of the loose mixes and binders, a X-Ray CT micro-structural study of the manufactured specimens and a further mechanical characterisation showed that testing non-homogeneous gyratory specimens leads to a significant overestimation of the mechanical properties of asphalt mixes. This study has been developed within the FP7 project Re-Road.
2013
Lo Presti, D., Hassan, N., Airey, G., Collop, A. (2013). Fundamental characterisation of reclaimed asphalts: The importance of testing homogeneous specimens. ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN, 14(SUPPL.1), 120-131 [10.1080/14680629.2013.774750].
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