Effect of Using Waste Material as Filler in Bituminous Mix Design
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 88-94
Received: Feb. 18, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 12, 2015; Published: May 16, 2015
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Dipu Sutradhar , Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mintu Miah , Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Golam Jilany Chowdhury , Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Mohd. Abdus Sobhan , Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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Bituminous concrete or asphaltic concrete is one of the highest and costliest types of flexible pavement layers used in surface course. Being of high cost specifications, the bituminous mixes are properly designed to satisfy the design requirements of the stability and durability. The mixture contains dense grading of coarse aggregate, fine aggregate and mineral filler coated with bitumen binder. The mineral filler passing through 0.075 mm sieve performs some important roles in bituminous mixes. Marshall Stability of bituminous mix increases as the amount of filler increases. The Asphalt Institute recommends the use of 4 to 8% filler in asphalt concrete. The common filler materials like cement, lime stone, granite powder etc. is not easily and economically available in Bangladesh. Waste concrete dust and brick dust are considered to be cheaper and in abundant supply in Bangladesh. In this study an attempt is made to find the effect of types of filler on the behavior of bituminous mixes. According the properties of bituminous mixes containing filler like waste concrete dust and brick dust is studied and compared with the mixes containing filler like fine sand and stone dust mixture generally used. The Marshall method of mix design was used for the comparison. The Marshall stabilities of mix types containing filler fine sand and stone dust mixture, waste concrete dust and brick dust were found 9.8 KN, 11.1 KN and 11.3 KN respectively which satisfy the limiting value of 5.33 KN according to Marshall Design criteria. The study indicates the possibility of using waste concrete dust and brick dust as filler in bituminous mix.
Bituminous Paving Mixes, Brick Dust, Waste Concrete Dust, Stone Dust, Filler, Marshall Mix Design
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Dipu Sutradhar , Mintu Miah , Golam Jilany Chowdhury , Mohd. Abdus Sobhan , Effect of Using Waste Material as Filler in Bituminous Mix Design, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 88-94. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20150303.16
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