Effect of Fillers on Bituminous Paving Mixes

Pradhan, Satyajeet and Roy, Pragna Nando (2008) Effect of Fillers on Bituminous Paving Mixes. BTech thesis.



Construction of highway involves huge outlay of investment. A precise engineering design may save considerable investment; as well as reliable performance of the in-service highway can be achieved. Two things are of major considerations in this regard – pavement design and the mix design. Our project emphasizes on the mix design considerations. A good design of bituminous mix is expected to result in a mix which is adequately strong, durable and resistive to fatigue and permanent deformation and at the same time environment friendly and economical. A mix designer tries to achieve these requirements through a number of tests on the mix with varied proportions of material combinations and finalizes the best one. This often involves a balance between mutually conflicting parameters. Bitumen mix design is a delicate balancing act among the proportions of various aggregate sizes and bitumen content. For a given aggregate gradation, the optimum bitumen content is estimated by satisfying a number of mix design parameters.

Fillers play an important role in engineering properties of bituminous paving mixes. Conventionally stone dust, cement and lime are used as fillers. An attempt has been made in this investigation to assess the influence of non-conventional and cheap fillers such as brick dust and fly ash in bitumen paving mixes. It has been observed as a result of this project that
bituminous mixes with these non-conventional fillers result in satisfactory Marshall Properties though requiring a bit higher bitumen content, thus substantiating the need for its use. The fillers used in this investigation are likely to partly solve the solid waste disposal of the environment.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bituminous,VMA
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering
Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Pavement Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:95
Deposited By:Bhupendra Payal
Deposited On:05 May 2009 20:30
Last Modified:05 May 2009 20:31
Supervisor(s):Pani, J K and Panda, M

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