State of art literature review on the mechanical, functional and long-term performance of cold mix asphalt mixtures


Road networks play a vital role in both the social and economic development of a country, however, the engineering techniques used to design and maintain pavements are heavily funded by the extensive use of money, energy and raw materials. The necessity for effective sustainable road networks with the capability of supporting higher traffic loads is evident in expanding and developing cities. With recent technological advancements in the asphalt industry, cold mix asphalt is sought as the new approach to a more sustainable form of asphalt due to its reduced embodied energy mainly achieved through the absence of having to heat constituent materials at such high temperatures which in turn decreases overall construction costs. Over the last three decades, more new innovative modifiers have been used within cold mix asphalt demonstrating improvements in mechanical properties, some of which outperformed conventional hot mix asphalt. This state of art review concentrates on the mixture parameters, the functional and mechanical properties of various cold mix asphalt specimens, both modified and unmodified, while providing insight on the use and effect of a range of modifiers.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Civil Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright © 2023 Elsevier Ltd. This accepted manuscript version is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License [].
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing,Asphalt,Bitumen emulsion,Chemical,Cold mix asphalt,Functional,Mechanical,Modifier,Physical,Viscosity,Civil and Structural Engineering,Building and Construction,Materials Science(all)
Publication ISSN: 0950-0618
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024 08:24
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2023 12:23
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2023-10-12
Published Online Date: 2023-08-08
Accepted Date: 2023-07-31
Authors: Addae, Daniel Twum
Rahman, Mujib (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5177-4159)
Abed, Ahmed



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License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives

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