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Examination of the properties of asphalt mixtures consisting of reclaimed asphalt pavement with polymer modified binder and highly modified asphalt binder

Joanna Szołtysik Mail
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Geotechnics and Roads, 5 Akademicka St., 44-100 Gliwice
Wojciech Sorociak Mail
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Geotechnics and Roads, 5 Akademicka St., 44-100 Gliwice
Sławomir Kwiecień Mail
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Geotechnics and Roads, 5 Akademicka St., 44-100 Gliwice
Published: 2024-04-10


The article presents an investigation of properties of asphalt mixtures produced from two types of reclaimed asphalt pavement material – one containing typical modified binder and one containing highly modified binder. Both types of reclaimed asphalt pavement material were obtained in field from real asphalt layers. The new test mixtures in which they were used contained no rejuvenators. The mixtures were heated to compaction temperature according to the national requirements; moreover, they were subjected to additional aging processes, including temperatures that exceed the degradation temperature of the SBS polymer used in their structure (200°C). Measure- ments of air voids and resistance to water and frost ITSR, which were performed after conditioning in compaction temperature conforming with national requirements, indicated that the mixture consisting of reclaimed asphalt pavement material with highly modified asphalt binder displayed more advantageous properties (ITSR in the range 87-90%) than the mixture consisting of reclaimed asphalt pavement material with typical polymer modified binder. Conditioning at 200°C demonstrated considerable differences between the tested mixtures. While the asphalt mixture containing typical polymer modified bitumen enabled placement and compaction, the mixture with highly modified binder lost its workability and compactibility, rendering it impossible to produce test specimens.


asphalt mixture, binder, highly modified asphalt binder, reclaimed asphalt pavement, recycling.

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Examination of the properties of asphalt mixtures consisting of reclaimed asphalt pavement with polymer modified binder and highly modified asphalt binder

Szołtysik, Joanna; Sorociak, Wojciech; Kwiecień, Sławomir. Examination of the properties of asphalt mixtures consisting of reclaimed asphalt pavement with polymer modified binder and highly modified asphalt binder. Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 1, p. 29-44, apr. 2024. ISSN 2449-769X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 May. 2024. doi: