Evaluation of Nevada’s Warm Mix Asphalt Mixtures with Recycled Asphalt Pavements
AdvisorSebaaly, Peter E.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate warm mix asphalts (WMA) with recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) from Nevada. For this study, four different warm mix technologies and four different aggregate sources with two different percentages of recycled asphalt binder ratios were used.Aggregates from Lone Mountain, North Tenaya, Spanish Springs and Lockwood were used with appropriate binders for the particular climate conditions in those areas. All the aggregates were lime-marinated, as per requirement of the Nevada Department of Transportation. Advera, Evotherm 3G, Sonnewax and waterfoam were the warm mix technologies evaluated.All four WMA mixtures satisfied all the criteria for resistance to moisture damage with or without RAP for all the aggregate sources used. In terms of fatigue, the WMA mixtures showed better results than the HMA mixture. But for the rutting resistance all of the WMA mixtures showed lower values than the HMA mixtures. This was expected, even though the WMA’s rutting resistance improved when RAP was added.