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Title:Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement — A Literature Review
Author(s):Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Elseifi, Mostafa; Carpenter, Samuel H.
Subject(s):Recycling, Residual Binder, RAP
Abstract:While the state of Illinois has been recycling Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) material into hot-mix asphalt (HMA) since 1980, there continues to be questions regarding the correct approach to design HMA with RAP. The Illinois Department of Transportation's current method of RAP HMA design provides 100% contribution for the residual asphalt binder from the RAP based on solvent extractions. This means that the amount of virgin asphalt binder is reduced by the full amount of asphalt binder in the RAP for the percentage specified. This has recently been reported to be inaccurate and could result in an erroneous HMA job mix formula and may cause dry HMA. Hence, the HMA may become vulnerable to durability cracking and premature failure. The objective of this research project is to develop an understanding of the interaction between aged and virgin asphalt binders in RAP. Based on this understanding, this study will determine the appropriate level of contribution that should be given to the residual asphalt binder in RAP. The level of interaction between aged and virgin binders will then be used to investigate the influence on the performance and the durability of the mixtures as compared to virgin HMA. As a first step in this research project, an in-depth review of the literature related to RAP was conducted. This report presents the findings of the literature review and its implication on this research project. Availability of this report will also serve future research projects dealing with RAP materials.
Issue Date:2007-03
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:ICT R27-11
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-14

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