Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Under Superpave Specifications: A Regional Pooled Fund Study
Primary Topic: Pavement Recycling
Description: This regional pooled fund project was conducted to investigate the performance of Superpave asphalt mixtures incorporating RAP. This study was closely coordinated with a national study on the same topic (NCHRP 9-12, Incorporation of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in the Superpave System). Specifically, this regional project looked at typical materials from the North Central United States to determine if the findings of NCHRP 9-12 were valid for Midwestern materials and to expand the NCHRP findings to include higher RAP contents. Three RAP materials from Indiana, Michigan and Missouri were evaluated. Mixtures were designed and tested in the laboratory with each RAP, virgin binder and virgin aggregate at RAP contents up to 50%. The laboratory mixtures were compared to plant produced mixtures with the same materials at the medium RAP content of 15-25%. Binder and mixture tests were performed.
FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-IN/JTRP-2002-6
Publication Year: 2002