Materiales de Construcción, Vol 67, No 327 (2017)

Volumetric characteristics and compactability of asphalt rubber mixtures with organic warm mix asphalt additives

A. M. Rodríguez-Alloza, J. Gallego

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/mc.2017.03616

Abstract


Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) refers to technologies that reduce manufacturing and compaction temperatures of asphalt mixtures allowing lower energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from asphalt plants. These benefits, combined with the effective reuse of a solid waste product, make asphalt rubber (AR) mixtures with WMA additives an excellent environmentally-friendly material for road construction. The effect of WMA additives on rubberized mixtures has not yet been established in detail and the lower mixing/compaction temperatures of these mixtures may result in insufficient compaction. In this sense, the present study uses a series of laboratory tests to evaluate the volumetric characteristics and compactability of AR mixtures with organic additives when production/compaction temperatures are decreased. The results of this study indicate that the additives selected can decrease the mixing/compaction temperatures without compromising the volumetric characteristics and compactability.

Keywords


Rubber; Warm mix asphalt; Organic additive; Volumetric characteristics; Compactability

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