Linear viscoelastic properties of high reclaimed asphalt content mixes with biobinders

Barco Carrión, Ana Jiménez del and Lo Presti, Davide and Pouget, Simon and Airey, Gordon and Chailleux, Emmanuel (2017) Linear viscoelastic properties of high reclaimed asphalt content mixes with biobinders. Road Materials and Pavement Design . pp. 1-11. ISSN 1468-0629

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Abstract

The use of high Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) content mixtures together with binders produced from renewable resources (biobinders) is one of the current challenges in pavement engineering research. On one hand, RA has been used for decades but there are still some concerns about its performance, especially when high contents are used (>30%). On the other hand, biobinders are relatively new materials which have to be deeply characterised and studied in order to develop good-practices for their use. In this paper, linear viscoelastic properties of biobinders and bio-mixtures manufactured with high-RA content and biobinders are analysed and discussed. High-modulus mixtures with 50% RA were selected for the mix design. Binders and mixtures were tested over a wide range of asphalt service temperatures and frequencies by means of DSR and two-point bending tests respectively. Results show that biobinders have an important effect on mixtures behaviour. However, no direct links between their linear viscoelastic properties were found. Bio-asphalt mixtures still need further development for commercial exploitation; however the take-away fact of this investigation is that it is possible to manufacture asphalt-like mixtures with acceptable viscoelastic properties while being composed only of RA and non-petroleum based binders.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Road Materials and Pavement Design on 27/03/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14680629.2017.1304253.
Keywords: reclaimed asphalt; high content; biobinders; mixture; viscoelasticity
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1080/14680629.2017.1304253
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:31
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 10:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41649

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