Influence of cement content and environmental humidity on cement-asphalt composites performance

Author(s): A. Garcia
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 90 – 91
Total Pages: 2
Language: English

Ideally, a material with low-environmental impact and combining the advantages of both asphalt and concrete could be obtained by combining bitumen emulsions and a cementitious material. These bitumen emulsions harden by a process where the water in the mixture is removed both by evaporation and by cement hydration.
In this research, cold asphalt mixtures with different percentages of cement replacement have been prepared and tested with Marshall Stability tests. Furthermore, mixtures with 0% and with 3% of cement replacement were cured under different environmental relative humidity (35, 70 and 90% RH). Additionally, the mass evolution of the specimens cured under different humidity conditions was measured. According to the results of the present study, cement contributes to the hardening of cold asphalt mixtures by creating mortar bridges between the aggregates and by removing water from the mixtures through cement hydration.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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