Predicting stripping and moisture induced damage of asphalt concrete prepared with polymer modified bitumen and hydrated lime

Gorkem C., ŞENGÖZ B.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.23, no.6, pp.2227-2236, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2008.12.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2227-2236
  • Keywords: Polymer modified bitumen, Hydrated lime, Stripping, Water damage, Moisture susceptibility
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Many highway agencies have been experiencing premature failures that decrease the performance and service life of pavements. One of the major causes of premature pavement failure is the moisture damage of the asphalt concrete layer. Many variables affect the amount of water damage in the asphalt concrete layer such as the type of aggregate, bitumen, mixture design and construction, level of traffic, environment, and the additive properties that are introduced to the bitumen, aggregate or bitumen-aggregate mixture.