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Volume 58, Issue 2

Moisture and Frost Resistance of the Recycled Base Rehabilitated with the Foamed Bitumen Technology / Odpornosc Na Oddziaływanie Wody I Mrozu Podbudowy W Technologii Recyklingu Z Asfaltem Spienionym

M. Iwanski
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Published Online: 2012-07-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v.10169-012-0011-2


The technology of recycling with foamed bitumen is a new technology of road rehabilitation. Due to the climatic conditions in the Central European countries, road pavement structure should be moisture and frost resistant. Because of its specific production conditions, this is especially important for pavements rehabilitation with the cold recycling technology. Determining the physical and mechanical properties, as well as moisture and frost resistance, depends on binder and filler contents. They are the key elements before its use for road building. The tests presented here have been performed on mineral recycled base mixes with foamed bitumen. The material from the existing layers was used. The content of bitumen binder amounted to 2.0%, 2.5%, 3.0% and 3.5%, while that of cement to 1.0%, 1.5%, 2.0%, 2.5%. The results were subject to the optimization process. This allowed to state that with the use of 2.5% foamed bitumen and 2.0% of cement, the base had the required properties, as well as the moisture and frost resistance.


Ze wzgledu na warunki klimatyczne wystepujace w krajach Europy Centralnej podbudowa powinna charakteryzowac sie wysokimi parametrami mechanicznymi oraz odpornoscia na działanie wody i mrozu. Przedmiotem badan była ocena własciwosci recyklowanych mieszanek mineralnych z asfaltem spienionym w zaleznosci od ilosci zastosowanych materiałów wiazacych (lepiszcza i spoiwa). Badania wykonano na mieszankach, w których wykorzystano materiał istniejacych warstw konstrukcji nawierzchni drogowej. Zawartosc lepiszcza asfaltowego wynosiła 2,0%, 2,5%, 3,0% i 3,5%, natomiast cementu 1,0%, 1,5%, 2,0%, 2,5%. Otrzymane wyniki badan poddane procesowi optymalizacji pozwoliły stwierdzic, ze przy zastosowaniu 2,5% asfaltu spienionego oraz 2,0% cementu materiał podbudowy charakteryzuje sie odpowiednimi własciwosciami fizykomechanicznymi oraz wymagana wodo- i mrozoodpornoscia wg. zastosowanych kryteriów.

Keywords: foamed bitumen; cold recycling technology; moisture and frost resistance


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About the article

Received: 2011-05-15

Revised: 2012-06-14

Published Online: 2012-07-19

Published in Print: 2012-06-01

Citation Information: Archives of Civil Engineering, Volume 58, Issue 2, Pages 185–198, ISSN (Online) 1230-2945, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v.10169-012-0011-2.

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