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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 59, Number 2, July25 2016 , pages 373-385

Effect of recycled glass powder on asphalt concrete modification
M. Pourabbas Bilondi, S.M. Marandi and F. Ghasemi

    During recent years researchers performed large effort to increase the service life and asphalt stability of the roads against traffic loads and weather conditions. Investigations carried out in various aspects such as changes in gradation, addition of various additives, changes in asphalt textures and etc. The objective of this research is to evaluate the advantages of adding recycled glass powder (RGP), Crumb Rubber (CR), styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) and styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) to base bitumen with grade of 60/70 for modification of asphalt concrete. Initial studies conducted for determining the physical properties of bitumen and modifiers. A series of asphalt concrete samples made using various combinations of RGP, CR, SBR, SBS and base bitumen. All samples tested using Indirect Tensile Strength (ITS), Indirect Tensile Strength Modulus (ITSM) and Marshall Stability Tests. The new data compared with the results of control samples. The results showed that replacing RGP with known polymers improved ITS and ITSM results considerably. Also the Marshall Stability of modified mixtures using RGP is more than what is found for the base blend. Ultimately, the new RGP modifier had a huge impact on pavement performance and results in high flexibility which can be concluded as high service life for the new modified asphalt concrete.
Key Words
    asphalt concrete; ITS; SBS; SBR; CR; RGP
M. Pourabbas Bilondi, S.M. Marandi: Department of Civil Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
F. Ghasemi: Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Mahan, Kerman, Iran

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