Development of Quality Standards for Inclusion of High Recycled Asphalt Pavement Content in Asphalt Mixtures, TR-624, 2012

(2012) Development of Quality Standards for Inclusion of High Recycled Asphalt Pavement Content in Asphalt Mixtures, TR-624, 2012. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The main objective of this research is to examine the effects that different methods of RAP stockpile fractionation would have on the volumetric mix design properties for high-RAP content surface mixes, with the goal of meeting all specified criteria for standard HMA mix designs. To determine the distribution of fine aggregates and binder in RAP stockpile, RAP materials were divided by each sieve size. The composition of RAP materials retained on each sieve was analyzed to determine the optimum fractionation method. Fractionation methods were designed to separate the stockpile at a specified sieve size to control the amount of fine RAP materials which contain higher amounts of fine aggregates and dust contents. These fine RAP materials were used in reduced proportions or completely eliminated, thereby decreasing the amount of fine aggregate materials introduced to the mix. Mix designs were performed using RAP materials from four different stockpiles and the two fractionated methods were used with high-RAP contents up to 50% by virgin binder replacement. By using a fractionation method, a mix with up to 50% RAP was successfully designed while meeting all Superpave criteria and asphalt film thickness requirement by controlling the dust content from RAP stockpiles.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Hot mix asphalt, Materials selection, Mix design, Recycled materials, Stockpiling
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Pavements > Asphalt
Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Materials > Gravel and aggregates
ID Code: 20083
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2015 14:25
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 20:33
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20083