Polymer Modified Bitumen - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857090485, 9780857093721

Polymer Modified Bitumen

1st Edition

Properties and Characterisation

Editors: Tony McNally
eBook ISBN: 9780857093721
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090485
Paperback ISBN: 9780081016749
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 15th September 2011
Page Count: 424
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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 asphalt concrete

6.3 Experiments used to enhance the physical and mechanical properties of polypropylene fiber-reinforced asphalt mixtures

6.4 Analysing the fatigue life of bituminous concrete

6.5 Analysing the repeated creep behaviour of bituminous concrete by utilising wet basis modification

6.6 Using artificial neural networks to predict physical and mechanical properties of polypropylene-modified dense bituminous mixtures

6.7 Determining the optimal polypropylene fiber modification of asphalt concrete utilising static creep tests, Marshall tests and fluorescence microscopy analyses

6.8 Conclusions

Part II: Characterisation and properties

Chapter 7: Rheology of polymer-modified bitumens

Abstract:

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Rheological characterisation of polymer-modified bitumen at in-service temperatures

7.3 Case studies

7.4 Conclusions and future trends

7.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 8: Factors affecting the rheology of polymer modified bitumen (PMB)

Abstract:

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Polymer modification

8.3 Conventional physical property tests

8.4 Advanced rheological characterisation

8.5 Ageing

8.6 Asphalt mixture performance

8.7 Conclusions

Chapter 9: Ageing of polymer modified bitumen (PMB)

Abstract:

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Main causes of ageing for polymer modified bitumens (PMBs)

9.3 Simulative ageing methods of polymer modified bitumens (PMBs)

9.4 Ageing performance and characterization of polymer modified bitumens (PMBs)

9.5 Methods for improving the ageing resistance of polymer modified bitumens (PMBs)

9.6 Future trends in research on polymer modified bitumen (PMB) ageing

Chapter 10: Natural weathering of styrene–butadiene modified bitumen

Abstract:

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Background

10.3 Bituminous sealants and methods of analysis

10.4 Weathering of bituminous sealants

10.5 Future trends

Chapter 11: Fuel resistance of bituminous binders

Abstract:

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Solubility of bituminous binders

11.3 Bitumen modification to enhance fuel resistance

11.4 Conclusions

Chapter 12: Physico-chemical techniques for analysing the ageing of polymer modified bitumen

Abstract:

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Usual methods for physico-chemical characterization of polymer modified bitumen (PmB) ageing

12.3 Investigation at the microscopic scale of polymer modified bitumen (PmB) ageing

12.4 Conclusions

12.5 12.5 Acknowledgements

Index


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


Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857093721
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857090485
Paperback ISBN:
9780081016749

About the Editors

Tony McNally Editor

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Queen’s University Belfast, UK