The Potential use of Crumb Rubber in Hot Asphalt Mixes in Egypt using Dry Process
Mohamed Ahmed soliman1, Hassan Abd El-Zaher Hassan Mahdy2, Hamdy El-sayed Ibrahim3
1Mohamed Ahmed Soliman, Public Works Department, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt.
2Hassan Abd El-Zaher Hassan Mahdy, Public Works Department, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt.
3Hamdy El-sayed Ibrahim, Public Works Department, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt.
Manuscript received on September 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 4356-4360 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1952109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1952.109119
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Abstract: Since 1960 Using crumb rubber modifier (CRM) in hot asphalt mixtures has become a frequent practice in road construction. Using the CRM by the dry process method is not commonly used, although it has great advantages such as it is less fuel consuming and it does not require storage container like the wet process method. This research evaluates the mechanical properties of dense graded asphalt rubber mixtures manufactured using the dry process. The results obtained from this mixture compared with similar asphalt mixture without CRM. The mechanical properties of all mixtures evaluated using a set of tests such Marshall Stability and flow test, moisture susceptibility test, indirect tensile strength test, dynamic modulus and flow number test. The research results showed that using CRM with 0.75% of aggregate’s weight increased the mixture’s stability, flow and enhanced its cracking and permanent deformation resistance.
Keywords: Crumb rubber, dry process, hot asphalt mixture, marshal stability and flow. fattening.