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Title: Effects of Crushed RAP on Free and Restrained Shrinkage of Mortars

Author(s): İlker Bekir TOPÇU and Burak IŞIKDAĞ

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 3

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 91-95

Keywords: recycling; mechanical property; mortar; cracking; shrinkage; ring test

Date: 12/31/2009

Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is abundant substitute for natural aggregate in many areas. It is obtained by crushing of old road pavements in milling machine during rehabilitation and reconstruction process. In this study, reclaimed asphalt pavement mortars (RAPM) have been produced with different cement dosages and replacement ratios. The destructive and nondestructive tests have been conducted on specimens to determine physical and mechanical properties of RAPM. The free and restrained shrinkage tests on RAPM have been conducted to predict fractural behavior of mortars. The aim of the shrinkage tests was to delay crack formation and improve strain capacity of mortars before cracking. The results showed that RAPM exhibits lower elasticity modulus; however the tensile capacity was improved for deformation before cracking.

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