Accession Number : ADA140479

Title :   Evaluation of Properties of Recycled Asphalt Concrete Hot Mix.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Brown,E R

PDF Url : ADA140479

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : Recycling of aged asphalt concrete pavements has been demonstrated to be cost-effective and to reduce the demand for natural resources such as aggregate and asphalt. Because of the advantages derived when using recycled materials, the capability to predict long-term performance is needed so that optimum benefits can be obtained. This study was undertaken to evaluate the laboratory performance to recycled asphalt concrete mixtures and to compare these results to those measured for conventional asphalt concrete mixtures. Results of this study indicated a satisfactory comparison between laboratory performance of recycled mixtures and conventional mixtures. Fatigue analysis indicated that conventional mixtures would provide the greatest fatigue resistance in thick asphalt concrete layers at lower temperatures, while the recycled mixtures would provide the greatest fatigue resistance in thin asphalt layers at higher temperatures. Water susceptability was shown to be related more to aggregate type than to mixture type. The data show that recycled mixtures prepared with the recycling agent produced mixtures with the lowest durability and poorest low temperature performance when compared with the recycled mixtures prepared with AC-5 or compared with the conventional mixtures.

Descriptors :   *Pavements, *Recycled materials, Concrete, Asphalt, Mixtures, High temperature, Physical properties, Fatigue(Mechanics), Water, Vulnerability

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE