Bituminous Mixes Prepared with Foamed Asphalt, Iowa Highway Research Board Bulletin No. 18, 1960

(1960) Bituminous Mixes Prepared with Foamed Asphalt, Iowa Highway Research Board Bulletin No. 18, 1960. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

A contract for Project HR-20 "Treating Loess, Fine Sands and Soft Limestones with Liquid Binders" of the Iowa Highway Research Board was awarded in December, 1951, to the Iowa Engineering Experiment Station of Iowa State University as its Project 295-S. By 1954 the studies of the fine materials and asphalts had progressed quite well, and a method of treating the fine materials, called the atomization process, had been applied. A study was begun in 1954 to see if some of the problems of the atomization process could be solved with the use of foamed asphalt. Foamed asphalt has several advantages. The foaming of asphalt increases its volume, reduces its viscosity, and alters its surface tension so that it will adhere tenaciously to solids. Foamed asphalt displaces moisture from the surface of a solid and coats it with a thin film. Foamed asphalt can permeate deeply into damp soils. In the past these unusual characteristics were considered nuisances to be avoided if possible.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Bituminous mixtures, Aggregates, Binders, Bituminous binders, Granular materials, Local materials, Foams
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Asphalt
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 22015
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 02 May 2016 19:27
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 19:27
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22015