Characteristics of warm mix asphalt incorporating coarse steel slag aggregates

Alnadish, Adham Mohammed and Aman, Mohamad Yusri and Katman, Herda Yati Binti and Ibrahim, Mohd Rasdan (2021) Characteristics of warm mix asphalt incorporating coarse steel slag aggregates. Applied Sciences, 11 (8). ISSN 2076-3417, DOI

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The major goal of sustainable practices is to preserve raw resources through the utilization of waste materials as an alternative to natural resources. Decreasing the temperature required to produce asphalt mixes contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing energy consumption and toxic emissions. In this study, warm mix asphalt incorporating coarse steel slag aggregates was investigated. Warm mix asphalt was produced at different temperatures lower than the control asphalt mixes (hot mix asphalt) by 10, 20, and 30 degrees C. The performances of the control and warm mix asphalt were assessed through laboratory tests examining stiffness modulus, dynamic creep, and moisture sensitivity. Furthermore, a response surface methodology (RSM) was conducted by means of DESIGN EXPERT 11 to develop prediction models for the performance of warm mix asphalt. The findings of this study illustrate that producing warm mix asphalt at a temperature 10 degrees C lower than that of hot mix asphalt exhibited the best results, compared to the other mixes. Additionally, the warm mix asphalt produced at 30 degrees C lower than the hot mix asphalt exhibited comparable performance to the hot mix asphalt. However, as the production temperature increases, the performance of the warm mix asphalt improves.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Steel slag aggregate; Warm mix asphalt; RSM; Stiffness modulus; Dynamic creep; Moisture sensitivity
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 00:55
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 00:55

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