Plastic as the fill-in material for pothole repairing

Jamahuri, Nadira and A. Khalifa, Nasradeen (2022) Plastic as the fill-in material for pothole repairing. Recent Trends in Civil Engineering and Built Environment, 3 (1). pp. 1029-1038.

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Plastic is used all over the world because it is durable, lightweight, and affordable for a lot of product manufacturing. It becomes a major source of use in human daily life because most of the products are made of plastic. Therefore, this study is an initiative to use the plastic modified asphalt for road construction. Road distress like pothole may become worse if it is not repaired immediately. The objectives of this study are to study the strength of plastic modified asphalt for pothole repairing and to analyze the optimum plastic content (OPC) in the asphalt mixture. The study is focus on plastic waste materials that are often used in asphalt pavement. It is related with the performance of modified asphalt mix that use plastic waste as the additives in asphalt. The method used to conduct the study is systematic review. The relationship of plastic modified asphalt with the stability, tensile strength and resilient modulus were identified in the study. It has been proved that the plastic modified asphalt provides better stability, strength and resistance to the pavement. It is suggested to perform research of modified asphalt with various types of thermoplastic waste as it can be recycled and comes from variety of uses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Potholes; plastic modified asphalt; plastic waste; optimum plastic content
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Structural and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 07:34
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 07:34

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