Document Type : Research Paper


Civil Engineering Departement, Collage of Engineering, University of Mosul


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.


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