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Dynamic Behavior of Recycled Asphalt Concrete

saad sarsam, Mohammed Chaloob Saleem


Utilizing reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in new asphalt mixtures has increased in recent years because of its economic and environmental benefits. The dynamic behavior of the recycled asphalt concrete (with cutback and emulsion) in terms of resilient modulus (Mr), rutting resistance, and permanent microstrain have been investigated in this work. Cylindrical specimens of 102 mm in diameter and 102 mm in height have been prepared from the recycled mixture after the short-term aging process. Specimens were subjected to 1200 repeated compressive stresses at (25) ºC. The vertical permanent microstrain was monitored through video capture. It was concluded that RAP mixture can hold the applied loading with minimal permanent deformation as compared to the recycled mixtures. The resilient modulus is lower by (24 and 39) % for mixes recycled with cutback and emulsion respectively as compared to that of RAP. The rate of strain (slope) increases by 11 % and 4 % when cutback and emulsion were implemented as recycling agent respectively as compared to that for RAP mixture.

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