Nevertheless hot recycling process is nowadays a widespread technique, many doubts related to the in plant recycling process effects on the performance of recycled mixtures still exist and limit the maximum allowable amount of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP). Therefore, the feasibility of an efficient production of plant hot recycled mixtures characterized by high RAP content and suitable performance should be properly addressed. To this aim, the overall performance of hot recycled asphalt mixtures produced in asphalt plant and containing high RAP content were assessed in this study. The mixtures were prepared with two different bitumens (high and low content of SBS polymer modifier) and 40 % of RAP only deriving from asphalt layers containing polymer modified bitumens. The aggregate grading curve was previously optimized through a specific laboratory study by applying the Bailey Method and using selected RAP. A third mixture, currently used for binder layers in motorway pavements, was also studied for comparative purposes. Compactability, stiffness, cracking and rutting resistance and fatigue behavior were investigated. Results of the mechanical tests suggest that mixtures containing 40 % RAP are suitable for the production of new asphalt pavements, especially when low modified bitumens are used. In fact, the performance of such mixtures were comparable or even higher than those of the reference mixture. In particular, the specific and accurate mix design allowed the potential drawbacks due to higher RAP content to be balanced. © RILEM 2016.

In plant production of hot recycled mixtures with high reclaimed asphalt pavement content: A performance evaluation / Stimilli, A; Virgili, A; Giuliani, Felice; Canestrari, F.. - STAMPA. - 11:(2016), pp. 927-939. [10.1007/978-94-017-7342-3_74]

In plant production of hot recycled mixtures with high reclaimed asphalt pavement content: A performance evaluation

GIULIANI, Felice;
2016

Abstract

Nevertheless hot recycling process is nowadays a widespread technique, many doubts related to the in plant recycling process effects on the performance of recycled mixtures still exist and limit the maximum allowable amount of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP). Therefore, the feasibility of an efficient production of plant hot recycled mixtures characterized by high RAP content and suitable performance should be properly addressed. To this aim, the overall performance of hot recycled asphalt mixtures produced in asphalt plant and containing high RAP content were assessed in this study. The mixtures were prepared with two different bitumens (high and low content of SBS polymer modifier) and 40 % of RAP only deriving from asphalt layers containing polymer modified bitumens. The aggregate grading curve was previously optimized through a specific laboratory study by applying the Bailey Method and using selected RAP. A third mixture, currently used for binder layers in motorway pavements, was also studied for comparative purposes. Compactability, stiffness, cracking and rutting resistance and fatigue behavior were investigated. Results of the mechanical tests suggest that mixtures containing 40 % RAP are suitable for the production of new asphalt pavements, especially when low modified bitumens are used. In fact, the performance of such mixtures were comparable or even higher than those of the reference mixture. In particular, the specific and accurate mix design allowed the potential drawbacks due to higher RAP content to be balanced. © RILEM 2016.
In plant production of hot recycled mixtures with high reclaimed asphalt pavement content: A performance evaluation / Stimilli, A; Virgili, A; Giuliani, Felice; Canestrari, F.. - STAMPA. - 11:(2016), pp. 927-939. [10.1007/978-94-017-7342-3_74]
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