Description

The addition of polymers to bitumen allows the modification of certain physical properties, such as softening point, brittleness and ductility, of the bitumen. Polymer modified bitumen: Properties and characterisation provides a valuable and in-depth coverage of the science and technology of polymer modified bitumen.

After an initial introduction to bitumen and polymer modified bitumen, the book is divided into two parts. Chapters in part one focus on the preparation and properties of a range of polymer modified bitumen, including polymer bitumen emulsions, modification of bitumen with poly (urethanes), waste rubber and plastic and polypropylene fibres. Part two addresses the characterisation and properties of polymer modified bitumen. Chapter topics covered include rheology, simulated and actual long term ageing studies; the solubility of bituminous binders in fuels and the use of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to study ageing/oxidation of polymer modified bitumen.

Polymer modified bitumen is an essential reference for scientists and engineers, from both academia and the civil engineering and transport industries, interested in the properties and characterisation of polymer modified bitumen.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the science and technology of polymer modified bitumen
  • Focuses on the preparation and properties of a range of polymer modified bitumen, including emulsions, modification of bitumen with poly(urethanes), waste rubber and plastic as well as polypropylene fibres
  • Addresses the characterization and properties of polymer modified bitumen, including rheology, simulated and actual long term ageing studies, and the solubility of bituminous binders in fuels

Readership

Scientists and engineers, from both academia and the civil engineering and transport industries, interested in the properties and characterization of polymer modified bitumen

Table of Contents

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Part I: Types of polymer modified bitumen

Chapter 1: Introduction to polymer modified bitumen (PmB)

Abstract:

1.1 Bitumen

1.2 Polymer modified bitumen

1.3 Introduction to Polymer modified bitumen: properties and characterisation

Chapter 2: Polymer modified bitumen emulsions (PMBEs)

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Manufacturing polymer modified bitumen emulsions (PMBEs)

2.3 Uses of PMBE

2.4 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Modification of bitumen using polyurethanes

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Bitumen modification by polymers

3.3 Modification by isocyanate-based reactive polymers

3.4 The role of the bitumen colloidal nature

3.5 Polyurethane/urea-based modified bitumen

3.6 Bitumen foaming and future trends

3.7 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 4: Rubber modified bitumen

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Waste rubber recycling

4.3 Shredding of scrap rubber from tyres

4.4 Methods of bitumen modification with crumb rubber

4.5 Rubber-bitumen interactions

4.6 Properties of rubber modified bitumen

4.7 Properties of asphalt–rubber mixture

4.8 Performance of pavement with asphalt–rubber mixture

4.9 Economic benefits

4.10 Conclusions

Chapter 5: The use of waste polymers to modify bitumen

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Processing of waste polymer modified bitumens

5.3 Thermomechanical properties of waste polymer modified bitumens

5.4 Future trends

5.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 6: Polypropylene fiber-reinforced bitumen

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction to polypropylene modification of asphalt concrete

6.2 Using polypropylene fibers to improve the fatigue life of asp

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857093721
Print ISBN:
9780857090485
Print ISBN:
9780081016749

About the editor

Tony McNally

Tony McNally is a Faculty Member in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).