Main Subjects : Materials Technology
Comparative Rheological and Mechanical Characteristics of Different Warm-Mix Asphalt Additives Under Aging Conditions
Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ),
2020, Volume 25, Issue 1, Pages 41-48
This study compares the rheological and mechanical characteristics of three different kinds of warm-mix asphalt additives (WMAA) namely: natural zeolite (NZ), synthetic zeolite (SZ) and manufactured zeolite (MZ). 40/50 Dora penetration grade bitumen and one dosage of each WMAA were chosen. The resultant WMA binders were subjected to penetration, softening point, ductility, elastic recovery, Furol viscosity, elastic modulus, temperature susceptibility, aging, cracking index, compatibility, extensional viscosity, and shear strength tests. Test results depict that the rheological and mechanical characteristics of NZ and MZ binders are better than SZ binder against resistance to high and low temperature effects.