Effect of prolonged heating on the Asphalt-Aggregate Bond Strength of HMA containing Liquid Anti-strip Additives

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dc.contributor.advisor Akhtarhusein A. Tayebali, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Detlef Knappe, Committee Co-Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor N. Paul Khosla, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Mandapaka, Venkata Lakshman Murthy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:11:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:11:18Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-16 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-07022008-165013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2214
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT Venkata Lakshman Mandapaka. Effect of prolonged heating on the Asphalt-Aggregate Bond Strength of HMA containing Liquid Anti-strip Additives (Under the direction of Dr. A.A. Tayebali and Dr. Detlef Knappe) In this study, an attempt was made to determine the effect of prolonged heating on the bond strength between aggregate and asphalt that contained anti-strip additive (LOF 6500 of various percentages). A series of tests, namely Tensile Strength Ratio test (TSR), Contact Angle test, Pneumatic Adhesion test and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) test were performed, and the results obtained from each of these tests were compared to come to a reliable conclusion regarding effectiveness of the various tests for assessing the effect of prolonged heating on the adhesive bond strength. Results obtained from the Tensile Strength Ratio test showed that, as the prolonged heating duration increased the adhesive strength between the asphalt and aggregate was reduced. These results suggest that the non-volatilized portion of the anti-strip additive that remained in the asphalt after prolonged heating increased the moisture sensitivity of the asphalt-aggregate mixture, increased to the point where the mixtures failed the limiting TSR value of 85% as followed by NCDOT specification. Following the Tensile Strength Ratio test, Contact Angle test and Pull-Off test were performed in anticipation of expecting similar results that were obtained for the Tensile Strength Ratio test. However, due to complex interactions of such parameters as mixing of the anti-strip additive in asphalt cement, cleaning up of the glass/quartz slides, various temperature conditions, etc., the results obtained were inconclusive. Atomic Force Microscopy test was also not observed to be a good test for determination of the adhesive strength between the asphalt-aggregate. Hence, based on the results obtained we recommend that the Contact Angle test, Pull-Off test and Atomic Force Microscopy test are not effective tests for determining adhesive strength of asphalt-aggregate with anti-strip additive. Hence, based on the research, TSR test seems to be the reliable test to determine the effect of prolonged heating on adhesive bond strength of asphalt-aggregate with anti-strip additive. en_US
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dc.subject portable adhesion tester en_US
dc.subject Johnson-Kendell-Roberts en_US
dc.subject ductility en_US
dc.subject Tensile strength ratio en_US
dc.subject Wilhelmy Plate technique en_US
dc.subject de-ionized en_US
dc.subject anomalies en_US
dc.title Effect of prolonged heating on the Asphalt-Aggregate Bond Strength of HMA containing Liquid Anti-strip Additives en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en_US


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