Linear Viscoelastic Behaviour of Polyacrylate Binders and Bitumen Blends

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dc.contributor.author Airey, G. D. en
dc.contributor.author Mohammed, M. en
dc.contributor.author Collop, Andy en
dc.contributor.author Hayes, C. J. en
dc.contributor.author Parrya, T. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T13:49:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T13:49:54Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Airey, G., Mohammed, M., Collop, A.C., Hayes. C.J. and Parrya, T. (2008) Linear Viscoelastic Behaviour of Polyacrylate Binders and Bitumen Blends. Road Materials and Pavement Design (Special Issue), 9, Supp 1, pp. 13-35 en
dc.identifier.issn 1468-0629
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6831
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the linear viscoelastic (LVE) dynamic oscillatory properties of synthetic binders, as well as synthetic binder—bitumen blends, that have been synthesised from acrylic monomers by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The rheological properties of these binders have been determined using a dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and frequency sweep tests. The results indicate that acrylic polymers, such as poly(ethyl acrylate) (PEA) and poly(methyl acrylate) (PMA), have rheological properties similar to that of 100/150 and 10/20 penetration grade bitumens, respectively. However, polyacrylates such as poly(butyl acrylate) (PBA) tend to be highly viscous at ambient temperatures and are therefore unsuitable as an asphalt mixture binder. The synthetic polymer binder—bitumen blends tended to be more compatible and stable when produced with a softer bitumen (70/100 pen or 100/150 pen) combined with a hard synthetic binder (PMA). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject Polyacrylates en
dc.subject Linear Viscoelasticity en
dc.subject Bitumen en
dc.subject Master Curves en
dc.subject Arrhenius Equations en
dc.subject Black Diagrams en
dc.title Linear Viscoelastic Behaviour of Polyacrylate Binders and Bitumen Blends en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680629.2008.9690157
dc.researchgroup DIGITS en


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