Microstructural Study of Asphalt Mixture Containing Reclaimed Material
In this paper mixing of reclaimed material with virgin asphalt material has been studied non-destructively. Specimens prepared with virgin asphalt mix and with asphalt mix containing reclaimed material were scanned in X-ray Computed tomography (CT). The obtained Images were analysed for particles and pores (air voids) distribution. All the specimens were also tested in compression test and X-ray scanned while testing. It was found that distribution of reclaimed is not uniform through the samples. There is no considerable effect of increasing the mixing time on particles’ distribution. Similar trend of increase in air voids (cracks) with the increase in load was found for both virgin mix and for asphalt mix containing reclaimed material. Only at failure the increase in voids was found higher for specimens containing reclaimed material.
R. Khan et al., "Microstructural Study of Asphalt Mixture Containing Reclaimed Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 622-623, pp. 206-209, 2013