Search for dissertations about: "asphalt"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 96 swedish dissertations containing the word asphalt.

  1. 1. Gradation-Based Framework for Asphalt Mixtures

    Author : Bernardita Francisca Lira Miranda; Björn Birgisson; Terhi Pellinen; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Asphalt; aggregate gradation; packing theory; asphalt microstructure; porosity; film thickness; rutting; moisture damage.; SRA - Transport; SRA - Transport;

    Abstract : Asphalt mixture microstructure is formed by aggregates, bitumen binder and air voids. Aggregates make for up to 90% of the mixtures volume and the structure formed by them will depend mostly on their size distribution and shape. READ MORE

  2. 2. Influence of waxes on bitumen and asphalt concrete mixture performance

    Author : Ylva Edwards; Ulf Isacsson; Klaus-Werner Damm; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; bitumen; asphalt; additives; wax in bitumen; polyphosphoric acid in bitumen; rheology; IR-spectroscopy; dynamic mechanic analysis DMA ; bending beam rheometer BBR ; literature study; low temperature physical hardening; highway materials; morphology; modified bitumens; temperature susceptibility; low temperature performance; ageing; microscopy; chromatography; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; force ductility; conventional binder tests; asphalt performance; tensile strain restrained specimen test TSRST ; Building engineering; Byggnadsteknik;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis consists of a literature review, presented in two papers, and another six papers describing experimental studies of the influence of different kinds of wax and polyphosporic acid on bitumen and asphalt concrete mixture properties. The literature review should give an extensive description of the field of knowledge concerning wax in bitumen. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ageing of Asphalt Mixtures : Micro-scale and mixture morphology investigation

    Author : Prabir Kumar Das; Björn Birgisson; Nicole Kringos; Andreas Loizos; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Ageing; Aggregate packing; Atomic force microscopy; Asphalt mixture; Bitumen; Diffusion; Finite element analysis; Gradation; Micro-structure; Mixture morphology; Oxidative ageing; Surface ageing;

    Abstract : There are many variables that affect the viscoelastic properties of asphalt mixtures with time, among which age hardening may be considered one of the important ones. Age hardening of asphalt mixtures is an irreversible process, which contributes to a reduction of the durability of pavements and eventually increases the maintenance cost. READ MORE

  4. 4. Botanizing the Asphalt : Politics of Urban Drainage

    Author : Andrew Karvonen; Steven A. Moore; USA University of Texas at Austin; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

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  5. 5. Influence of aggregates on permanent deformation of asphalt

    Author : Bernardita Francisca Lira Miranda; Robert Lundström; Stefan Larsson; Alan Carter; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Asphalt; deformation; rutting; gradation; flakiness index; Asfalt; kornstorleksfördelning; flisighetsindex; permanent deformation; spårbildning.; Soil and Rock Mechanics; Jord- och bergmekanik;

    Abstract : One of the most common failure modes for asphalt pavements is the occurrence of permanent deformation on the wheel path. This leads to not only other distresses, such as potholes and stripping, but also decreases substantially road safety and increases maintenance costs. READ MORE