Mechanical Performance of Asphalt Mixes Incorporating Waste Glass

Fernando Moreno-Navarro, Miguel Pérez-Martínez, Jesús Martín-Marín, Miguel Sol-Sánchez, María del Carmen Rubio-Gámez


This paper shows the results obtained in a research project that analyzes the mechanical performance of asphalt concrete containing waste glass as a substitute of part of the aggregate. The mechanical performance of an AC16S asphalt mix with different percentages of glass (0%, 8% and 15%) and different types of filler was assessed with the moisture sensitivity test, the stiffness modulus test, and the cyclic triaxial compression test in order to analyze their response to moisture action and plastic deformation as well as to calculate their stiffness modulus. Results show that the reuse of waste glass as a substitute for the sand fraction in low dosages (8%) produced asphalt mixes with mechanical properties that were suitable for road surfaces course, being the calcium carbonate the more appropriate filler.


asphalt mixes; mechanical performance; waste glass

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DOI: 10.3846/bjrbe.2015.32


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Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering  vol: 30  issue: 2  first page: 04017284  year: 2018  
doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002149


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