Development of a Mix Formation and Pavement Design Using Asphalt-Rubber Binders and Biobased Additives

The use of asphalt-rubber (AR) in bituminous mixtures is a sustainable technology that leads to a higher rutting and fatigue resistance of flexible pavements, but can increase its formulation and design complexity. It is therefore essential to study and match the components of these mixtures for optimal performance at appealing economical and environmental costs. The focus of this work is the study of AR mixtures containing different additives/stabilizers, taking into account their inter-particle packing spacing in the mix matrix. This will lead to reduced production temperatures and enlarged temperature range for asphalt mixture lay-down and compaction, as well as improved durability of the pavements, either in the construction of new pavements or in the rehabilitation of existing ones. The mixtures developed will be characterized taking into consideration the main mechanisms of degradation of the pavements.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $325000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    Argo Genesis Chemicals LLC

    Seneca Petroleum
    13301 S CICERO AVE
    Crestwood, IL  United States  60445

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Peralta, Joana

    Williams, Chris

  • Start Date: 20140801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39359

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560549
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2015 1:01AM