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Rheological and electrical properties of modified bitumen

Rodgers, John, Gunay, Banihan and Woodside, Alan (2010) Rheological and electrical properties of modified bitumen. Proceeding of the Institute of Civil Engineers - Transport, 163 (4). pp. 175-182. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/tran.2010.163.4.175

DOI: 10.1680/tran.2010.163.4.175


A pavement heating system was investigated as an alternative to chemical application on highway pavements. As a result, surface course asphalt mixes needed to be modified to develop improved electrical properties. The bituminous binder was outlined as that part of asphalt mixes that could be modified with filler-characterised additives. These additives included carbon black, pulverised fuel ash and iron powder. Samples were prepared and subjected to electrical tests in order to obtain the optimal additive content. The materials were subjected to rheological and electrical performance tests. Pulverised fuel ash had limited influence on the inherent electrical properties, although higher levels of substitution performed better than unmodified bitumen. The carbon black and iron powder were found to improve the capacitive and resistive properties of bitumen. Carbon black was found, however, to give the best predictability for in-service use for asphalt mixes with varying filler-to-bitumen ratios.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:roads & highways; bitumen & tar; materials technology
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:25788
Deposited By: Mr William Rodgers
Deposited On:21 Apr 2013 21:33
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:09

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