The need for sustainable road infrastructures has led to great interest in Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technologies, which allow the production, lay-down and compaction of asphalt mixtures at reduced temperatures, about 40 degrees C lower than traditional Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). The use of WMA ensures lower emissions and is also beneficial in the recycling of Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) deriving from the milling of end-of-life pavements. One of the main concerns regarding WMA is the possible poor adhesion between the pavement layers that could be caused by the reduced working temperatures during the paving operations. However, almost no data are currently available in literature on this aspect, which thus could represent a deterrent to the wide application of WMA by road agencies. In this regard, this paper focuses on the investigation of the interlayer bonding properties of warm recycled asphalt pavements constructed along various Italian motorways and national roads using different WMA chemical additives. The Interlayer Shear Strength (ISS) was measured at different pavement interfaces (wearing-binder, binder-base) and time intervals by testing extracted cores with ASTRA and Leutner equipment. The results show that the interlayer bonding properties of WMA pavements are comparable to HMA pavements and are not affected by the WMA additive type. Moreover, ISS depends on the properties of the tack coat applied between the layers and increases over time due to aging effects, especially when the interface is below an open-graded friction course (OGFC). These findings further encourage the use of WMA as environmentally sustainable technologies for the construction and maintenance of asphalt pavements.

Interlayer bonding properties of warm recycled asphalt pavements / Ferrotti, G.; Ingrassia, L. P.; Canestrari, F.. - In: EUROPEAN TRANSPORT/TRASPORTI EUROPEI. - ISSN 1825-3997. - ELETTRONICO. - 91(2023), pp. 1-10. [10.48295/ET.2023.91.2]

Interlayer bonding properties of warm recycled asphalt pavements

Ferrotti G.
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Ingrassia L. P.
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Canestrari F.
Ultimo
2023-01-01

Abstract

The need for sustainable road infrastructures has led to great interest in Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technologies, which allow the production, lay-down and compaction of asphalt mixtures at reduced temperatures, about 40 degrees C lower than traditional Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). The use of WMA ensures lower emissions and is also beneficial in the recycling of Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) deriving from the milling of end-of-life pavements. One of the main concerns regarding WMA is the possible poor adhesion between the pavement layers that could be caused by the reduced working temperatures during the paving operations. However, almost no data are currently available in literature on this aspect, which thus could represent a deterrent to the wide application of WMA by road agencies. In this regard, this paper focuses on the investigation of the interlayer bonding properties of warm recycled asphalt pavements constructed along various Italian motorways and national roads using different WMA chemical additives. The Interlayer Shear Strength (ISS) was measured at different pavement interfaces (wearing-binder, binder-base) and time intervals by testing extracted cores with ASTRA and Leutner equipment. The results show that the interlayer bonding properties of WMA pavements are comparable to HMA pavements and are not affected by the WMA additive type. Moreover, ISS depends on the properties of the tack coat applied between the layers and increases over time due to aging effects, especially when the interface is below an open-graded friction course (OGFC). These findings further encourage the use of WMA as environmentally sustainable technologies for the construction and maintenance of asphalt pavements.
2023
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