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Effects of epoxy resin contents on the rheological properties of epoxy-asphalt blends

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  • Cong Peiliang,

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    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an 710064, China
    2. Engineering Research Center of Transportation Materials of Ministry of Education, Chang'an University, Xi'an 710064, China
    3. Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430070, China
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an 710064, China
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  • Yu Jianying,

    1. Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430070, China
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  • Chen Shuanfa

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an 710064, China
    2. Engineering Research Center of Transportation Materials of Ministry of Education, Chang'an University, Xi'an 710064, China
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Abstract

Epoxy-asphalt and its mixture have been proposed for the long span orthotropic steel deck bridges because it shows excellent heat resistance, free from bleeding, low temperature cracking resistance, and aggregate scattering resistance. In this study, the effects of epoxy resin contents on rheological properties of epoxy-asphalt binders were studied using dynamic shear rheometer. Experimental results indicated that the improvement of the viscoelastic performance of asphalt binder is noticeable at high temperatures, at which the elasticity is increased (higher G* and lower δ) for epoxy-asphalt with increase in epoxy resin contents. The viscous behavior of the asphalt also increased when epoxy resin is added. Creep test results indicated that epoxy-asphalt binder can not only resist deformation at elevated temperatures but recover satisfactorily from strain. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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