Laboratory Comparison of Aging Characteristics of Warm Mix Asphalts Involving Natural and Synthetic Water Containing Additives

TOPAL A., Dokandari P. A.

MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, vol.17, no.5, pp.1129-1136, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1516-1439.228813
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1129-1136
  • Keywords: warm mix asphalt, water containing additive, natural zeolite, synthetic zeolite, aging, ZEOLITE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


When comparing the aging characteristics of hot and warm mix asphalts from a technical point of view, it can intuitively be expected that a warm mix asphalt would be less subjected to aging-induced failures due to lower application temperatures. Since the side effects of warm asphalt technology should be investigated distinctly. This study addresses the aging investigation of properties of bituminous mixtures containing two (i.e., natural and synthetic zeolite) water based additives available on the market. Within the scope of this study, short- and long-term aging conditions were simulated on mixtures containing various contents of additives as well as on control specimens. The aging indices were determined based on the hardness ratio employing indirect tensile strength values in order to investigate the aging induced failures betide by time. Aging indices showed that the specimens with water containing additives demonstrate relatively better resistance against hardening than conventional hot mix asphalt specimens.