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Engineering properties of asphalt binders containing nanoclay and chemical warm-mix asphalt additives

Abdullah, Mohd Ezree and Zamhari, Kemas Ahmad and Hainin, Mohd Rosli and Oluwasola, Ebenezer Akin and Abdul Hassan, Norhidayah and Md. Yusoff, Nur Izzi (2016) Engineering properties of asphalt binders containing nanoclay and chemical warm-mix asphalt additives. Construction and Building Materials, 112. pp. 232-240. ISSN 09500618

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Abstract

In the effort to promote the construction of green pavement the asphalt concrete industry has been making consistent effort to use warm-mix asphalt (WMA) in their construction. The objective of this study was to improve the properties of the asphalt binders through the addition of nanoclays and chemical WMA additive. An asphalt binder of 80/100 penetration grade was modified with different percentages of Nanoclay A (montmorillonite clay surface modified with 35–45 wt.% dimethyl dialkyl (C14–C18) amine), Nanoclay B (montmorillonite clay surface modified with 35–45 wt.% octadecylamine, and 0.5–5.0 wt.% aminopropyl-triethoxysilane), and chemical WMA additive (fatty polyamines polymer non-ionic component). After modification, the asphalt binders were named Nanoclay A modified asphalt binder (NCMB A), Nanoclay B modified asphalt binder (NCMB B), and chemical WMA modified asphalt binder (CWAA). The rheological characteristics of the unmodified and modified asphalt binders were evaluated using the rotational viscosity, dynamic shear rheometer, and bending beam rheometer tests. Results of the tests showed that NCMB B and CWAA significantly reduced mixing and compaction temperatures. However, only NCMB B showed a significant increase in rutting and fatigue resistance when compared with base asphalt binder. A change in chemical bond was also observed in the tested binders after long-term aging, which suggests that the addition of modifier could delay the aging process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green pavement; warm mix asphalt; nanoclay; chemical additive; rutting; fatigue
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:31
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10034
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