Due to the presence of water, emulsion and cement, cold recycled mixtures (CRM) are evolutive materials and thus require a certain curing time to develop their long-term properties. The present study describes a laboratory approach for characterizing the properties of CRM, focusing on their evolutive behaviour. The experimental activities were carried out in parallel at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal, Canada and at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona (UNIVPM), Italy. The evolution of water loss by evaporation and indirect tensile strength (ITS) was measured and analyzed using the Michalis-Menten model, in order to achieve a quantitative characterization of the curing process. The results showed that different dosages of water resulted in different rates of water loss by evaporation, but did not penalize the development of ITS. Moreover, for both CRM, a good correlation was found between water loss and ITS. Finally, the data showed that after 28 days of curing in the selected laboratory conditions, the evaporation process was virtually completed.

A procedure for characterizing the curing process of cold recycled bitumen emulsion mixtures

Graziani, Andrea;IAFELICE, CHRISTIAN;Raschia, Simone;
2018

Abstract

Due to the presence of water, emulsion and cement, cold recycled mixtures (CRM) are evolutive materials and thus require a certain curing time to develop their long-term properties. The present study describes a laboratory approach for characterizing the properties of CRM, focusing on their evolutive behaviour. The experimental activities were carried out in parallel at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal, Canada and at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona (UNIVPM), Italy. The evolution of water loss by evaporation and indirect tensile strength (ITS) was measured and analyzed using the Michalis-Menten model, in order to achieve a quantitative characterization of the curing process. The results showed that different dosages of water resulted in different rates of water loss by evaporation, but did not penalize the development of ITS. Moreover, for both CRM, a good correlation was found between water loss and ITS. Finally, the data showed that after 28 days of curing in the selected laboratory conditions, the evaporation process was virtually completed.
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