Investigation of rutting performance of asphalt mixtures containing polymer modifiers

Tayfur S., Özen H., Aksoy A.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.21, pp.328-337, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2005.08.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.328-337
  • Keywords: asphalt mixture, rutting, polymers, LCPC wheel tracking test, RESILIENT MODULUS, CONCRETE
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to evaluate mechanical properties of control and modified asphalt mixtures. Conventional and five modified asphalt mixtures were studied on hot mix asphalt permanent deformation resistance. Amorphous polyalphaolefin, cellulose fiber, polyolefin, bituminous cellulose fiber and styrene butadiene styrene were used as modifiers. Indirect tensile strength, indirect tensile, static and repeated creep and LCPC wheel tracking tests were used for different loading conditions and temperatures. Research was focused on comparing the interaction between LCPC wheel tracking and other mechanical tests. According to the LCPC wheel tracking and repeated creep test results SBS mixtures were found as the most resistance mixtures in view of the rutting. Additives performed different performance levels but showed more resistance to permanent deformation according to the conventional mixtures. As far as the static creep test results are concerned there are controversial results because conventional mixtures are better. It is thought that this result may stem from the static behavior of the load and rheological change of bitumen with modifiers. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.