“Warm Mix Asphalt’’ for Airport Use

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“Warm Mix Asphalt” (WMA) is a technology developed to obtain an asphalt mixture at lower temperatures. The method has significant benefits for the economic and environmental area.

As known, “warm mix asphalt” uses additives in bitumen having the purpose to reduce the viscosity in order to decrease the mixing and compaction temperatures.

Hot mix asphalt used in the airport area, especially the area of taxiway and the apron must satisfy beside usual requirements for roads, some requirements related to fuel resistance and de-icing agents according to European norms.

Does warm mix asphalt for airport use meet the requirements according to European norms? This is the question from this paper which aims to determine the characteristics of asphalt mixtures for airports BBA16 when using or not using an additive, considering a series of laboratory tests: cyclic triaxial compression test, fatigue test, stiffness modulus test and resistances to fuels test.

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