Laboratory evaluation of polymer-based mixes Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, London. This study explores the use of a water reacting polymer as a substitute to asphalt binder in constructing pavement wearing surfaces as a substitute of asphalt bitumen for low volume roads. The alternative binder is AP Soil 600, a pre-activated polymer that reacts with water. One of the advantages of polymer-based pavement is reduced heat absorption that could effectively reduce pavement temperatures. Another advantage is the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases during and after construction. This study presents a methodology to design the mix constituents, polymer, and water content. Performance testing was conducted to evaluate the polymer-based mixes mechanical strength under compression, indirect tension, and resistance to rutting as compared to conventional asphalt mixes. It is suggested that polymer-based mixes can meet the demand for low volume road construction in dry zones.

published proceedings

  • Advances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction - Proceedings of the International AM3P Conference, 2018

author list (cited authors)

  • Khoeini, S., Dessouky, S., Papagiannakis, A. T., Walubita, L., & Abbas, A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Khoeini, Shahin||Dessouky, Samer||Papagiannakis, AT||Walubita, Lubinda||Abbas, Ala

publication date

  • July 2018