Volume 41, Issue 2 (March 2013)

    Evaluation of Asphalt Blended With Low Percentage of Carbon Micro-Fiber and Nanoclay

    (Received 15 March 2012; accepted 2 August 2012)

    Published Online: 2013

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    The objectives of this study are to investigate the applicability of carbon micro-fiber and nanoclay in asphalt binders and to evaluate the performance of micro- and nano-modified asphalt (NMA) binders in terms of rheological properties. Due to their unique characteristics, micro- and nanomaterials were hypothesized to play a critical role in enhancing the performance behavior of asphalt binders. In light of existing research, carbon micro-fiber (MCF) and Nanomer I.44P (NI.44P) were selected as the micro- and nanomaterials for this research. Then, these materials were added into the PG 58-34 control asphalt binder at the concentrations of 2 % and 4 % by weight. Superpave™ binder tests—rotational viscosity (RV), dynamic shear rheometer (DSR), and bending beam rheometer (BBR)—were then conducted for evaluating the performance of each modified asphalt binder. Also, the characterization tests were run on the aged samples prepared using the rolling thin film oven (RTFO) and pressure aging vessel (PAV) to simulate the short-term and long-term aging. Subsequently, the viscosity, dynamic shear modulus (


    Author Information:

    Yao, Hui
    School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Central South Univ., Changsha, Hunan

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI

    You, Zhanping
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI

    Li, Liang
    School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Central South Univ., Changsha, Hunan

    Goh, Shu Wei
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI

    Mills-Beale, Julian
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI

    Shi, Xianming
    Civil Engineering, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT

    Wingard, David
    Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC


    Stock #: JTE20120068

    ISSN: ) and phase angle (δ) of asphalt binders were analyzed, and the dissipated energy per load cycle was introduced to estimate the asphalt binders’ rutting and fatigue cracking resistance. It was found that the dynamic shear modulus of asphalt binders can be improved by the selected micro- and nanomaterials. Furthermore, the NI.44P modified asphalt showed better properties relative to the other modified asphalt binders or the control (PG 58-34) binder.

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120068

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    Title Evaluation of Asphalt Blended With Low Percentage of Carbon Micro-Fiber and Nanoclay
    Symposium JTE1303-EB, 0000-00-00
    Committee D04