This research compares the rheological behavior of different cold-recycled mixtures (CRMs) produced in-place through full-depth reclamation. Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) obtained from the milling of the old asphalt layers was blended with reclaimed unbound aggregate from the existing subgrade. Asphalt emulsion, foamed asphalt, and portland cement were employed as stabilizing agents. The complex modulus was measured on cylindrical cores, applying a sinusoidal strain with an amplitude of 30 microstrain at testing temperatures ranging from 0°C to 50°C and frequencies ranging from 0.1 to 20 Hz. The Huet-Sayegh (HS) rheological model was applied to simulate the experimental data. The results showed that the behavior of CRM is thermo- and frequency-dependent and that the time-temperature superposition principle can be applied. The HS model provides an excellent fitting of the dynamic modulus data, whereas fitting of the loss angle data was improved, introducing a temperature- and frequency-independent correction. The RAP influences the rheological behavior, but viscous dissipation is mainly due to the asphalt-stabilizing agents (emulsion residue or foamed asphalt).

Complex Modulus Testing and Rheological Modeling of Cold-Recycled Mixtures

Graziani, Andrea;Mignini, Chiara;Bocci, Edoardo;Bocci, Maurizio
2019

Abstract

This research compares the rheological behavior of different cold-recycled mixtures (CRMs) produced in-place through full-depth reclamation. Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) obtained from the milling of the old asphalt layers was blended with reclaimed unbound aggregate from the existing subgrade. Asphalt emulsion, foamed asphalt, and portland cement were employed as stabilizing agents. The complex modulus was measured on cylindrical cores, applying a sinusoidal strain with an amplitude of 30 microstrain at testing temperatures ranging from 0°C to 50°C and frequencies ranging from 0.1 to 20 Hz. The Huet-Sayegh (HS) rheological model was applied to simulate the experimental data. The results showed that the behavior of CRM is thermo- and frequency-dependent and that the time-temperature superposition principle can be applied. The HS model provides an excellent fitting of the dynamic modulus data, whereas fitting of the loss angle data was improved, introducing a temperature- and frequency-independent correction. The RAP influences the rheological behavior, but viscous dissipation is mainly due to the asphalt-stabilizing agents (emulsion residue or foamed asphalt).
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