Durability effect of reclaimed asphalt aggregate on concrete road pavement





Recycled Asphalt Pavement, Concrete Road, Durability, Corrosion, Acid Attack


The use of recycled aggregates instead of natural aggregates used in concrete reduces environmental pollution and concrete costs. Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) aggregate used as recycled aggregate has a lower water absorption than natural aggregate due to its bituminous structure, which reduces the water requirement of fresh concrete. In this study, it was aimed to determine the optimum use of RAP particles as aggregate in concrete for read pavements and to determine their durability properties. For this purpose, RAP was used instead of crushed stone aggregate used in concrete road construction. RAP was used by replaced aggregate 0%, 25%, 50% and 100% of the crushed stone aggregate used on the concrete road. The dose of the produced concrete was 350 kg/m3 and the water/cement ratio was kept constant as 0.45. The fresh workability and air content of concretes containing RAP were determined. Compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, electrical resistivity value, accelerated corrosion test of hardened concretes were subjected to corrosion resistance, water absorption and porosity percentage, acid resistance, ultrasonic pulse rate and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) analyzes were determined. In the experimental results, it has been observed that the use of RAP ratio of 25% and 50% remains within the limit values for concrete pavement. It is recommended to be used on reinforced concrete roads that will be exposed to adverse environmental conditions with its high corrosion resistance, thanks to its anti-corrosion feature.


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How to Cite

Uygunoğlu, T., Topçu, İlker B., & Çinar Resuloğullari, E. (2024). Durability effect of reclaimed asphalt aggregate on concrete road pavement. Materiales De Construcción, 74(353), e338. https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2024.356823



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Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi
Grant numbers 16.MUH.ALTY.05.