MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 203, 2018International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering 2018 (ICCOEE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Highway and Transportation Engineering|
|Published online||17 September 2018|
Preliminary Rheological Characterization of Tyre Derived Crumb Rubber Blended with Kuwaiti Bitumen
Construction and Building Materials Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research,
P.O. Box 24885 Safat,
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This paper presents results from a preliminary laboratory investigation that was carried out in order to determine the suitability of Kuwaiti standard 60/70pen grade bitumen for blending with locally sourced discarded tyre derived crumb rubber. High temperature blending was trialled using three types of truck tyres at 7.5%, 15% and 30% rubber content by mass of bitumen. A number of basic characterization tests were carried out including; penetration, softening point, viscosity, tension-relaxation, solvent extraction and glass transition temperature determination. Overall, the results indicate that regardless of the tyre type, blending up to 30% rubber at the correct temperature and blending time can produce a rheologically improved binder that has potential to withstand the extreme asphalt road surfacing temperatures sustained during the hot summer seasons in the State of Kuwait.
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