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Comparative Study on Short Term Ageing of Bitumen VG 10 and VG 30 by using Epoxy Resin as a Modifier


Dhara D Kalasariya, Keval Patel, Harpalsinh Raol
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The deterioration of the flexible pavements are also due to extreme climatic conditions prevailing in the country in addition to the heavy traffic. The Epoxy Resin modification of the bitumen can improve the quality of binders and enhance the properties of binders used for the construction of pavements. Ageing of bitumen is one of the principal factors causing the failure of bituminous pavement components due to the prolonged exposure to air and environmental conditions. Ageing are of two types i.e. short term and long term. Short-term ageing occurs when binder is mixed with aggregates in a mixing plant. Long-term ageing occurs after pavement construction and is generally due to environmental exposure and loading. The properties of bitumen mainly depend on the age of bitumen. Therefore there is a need to study the properties of modified bitumen before and after ageing. In this paper the physical properties of Epoxy Resin modified bitumen is discussed, optimum dose is determined and the effect of ageing on the binder prepared using the optimum dose is evaluated.

Dhara D Kalasariya, Keval Patel, Harpalsinh Raol

Short Term Ageing, Epoxy Resin, Physical Properties, Engineering and Technology

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-06-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
209-212 IJSRSET162362   Technoscience Academy

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Dhara D Kalasariya, Keval Patel, Harpalsinh Raol, "Comparative Study on Short Term Ageing of Bitumen VG 10 and VG 30 by using Epoxy Resin as a Modifier", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.209-212, May-June-2016.
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