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Investigation on the Effect of Anti Stripping Additives on the Moisture Sensitivity of Bituminous Concrete
Au ravi shankar, , Bm lekha, Calvin carlton carew
Published in Springer International Publishing
Pages: 228 - 239
Moisture damage is one of the most common reasons for the premature deterioration of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavements. Over the years, extensive research has been carried out by scientists and engineers on this subject; however, pavements still succumb to early failure from infiltrating moisture. A very popular method of minimizing the moisture susceptibility of asphalt pavements is by the use of anti-stripping agents. These additives are chemical substances that alter the physicochemical properties of the asphalt by making it more hydrophobic. This study focuses on the effect of anti-stripping agents on the moisture susceptibility of Bituminous Concrete (BC) mixture. The anti-stripping agents used were hydrated lime and Zycosoil. Three mix types were studied, namely: BC mix without additive, BC mix with hydrated lime and BC mix with Zycosoil. Viscosity Grade (VG) 30 bitumen was used in all three groups of samples. Marshall mix design method was adopted and specimens were prepared at bitumen contents 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0% by weight of mixture. Volumetric properties and Marshall characteristics were determined for each specimen, and using them, the Optimum Binder Content for each mixture was obtained. Moisture susceptibility of mixtures was assessed using Tensile Strength Ratio, Retained Stability and Stripping Value. From the experimental results, it is observed that the addition of anti-stripping agents had a significant positive influence on the results of the test properties being evaluated in each test. © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.
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JournalData powered by TypesetMaterials for Sustainable Infrastructure Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer International Publishing
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