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Sasobit-Modified Asphalt Binder Rheology

Published in American Society of Civil Engineers
2017
Volume: 29
   
Issue: 9
Pages: 1 - 7
Abstract

This research discusses the effect of adding Sasobit on asphalt binder rheology and how different percentages of Sasobit affect its performance. Evaluation is performed according to the Superpave test specifications.Tests include the Rotational Viscosity (RV), the Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR), and the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR). Several rheological parameters were investigated: the dynamic viscosity (ή), the complex modulus (G*), the phase angle (δ), the creep stiffness (S), and the m-value. The behavior of modified asphalt binder is investigated at a wide range of temperatures (-6-160 °C). Results show an improvement of the asphalt binder performance at high temperatures, while adverse effects on asphalt binder performance at the low temperatures are observed. The optimum percentage of Sasobit is found to be 2% by mass of the asphalt binder, higher percentages are not recommended. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001996. © 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers. Author keywords: Sasobit; Rheology; Asphalt binder; Warm mix asphalts.

About the journal
JournalJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN0899-1561
Open AccessNo