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Asphalt Materials Science and Technology PDF

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Asphalt Materials Science and Technology Free download pdf, By Speight - James G


The use of petroleum is an old art but the petroleum industry and the use of asphalt is essentially a twentieth-century industry. The first use of petroleum came over 5000 years ago when it was recognized that the heavier derivatives of petroleum (asphalt) could be used for caulking, as adhesives for jewelry, construction purposes, as well as for medicinal and other purposes.

The facile production of asphalt makes it an ideal choice for the rehabilitation of busy highways and aviation facilities. Whether on the highway or airport, asphalt pavements give the best value for the taxpayer dollar, with the lowest life cycle cost and the highest residual value. Asphalt is one of the indispensable materials of life in America. In fact, 94% of the paved roads in America are surfaced with asphalt. However, asphalt is a complex product that is used with aggregate, as one example, to build roads. To many, asphalt production is an art. This book will close the gap between the wide distribution and use of asphalt and knowledge of its chemical characterization for research and development.

It is the purpose of this book to present the production and applications of asphalt, as well as the various standard test methods used to assess the properties and potential uses of the manufactured products. In addition, the chemistry of asphalt is also presented with a discussion of how asphalt can change in service, which can influence the properties of the asphalt, and how asphalt is used for roadway construction.

However, first and foremost, an important aspect of asphalt science and technology is an understanding of the terminology being used.
This book will assist the reader to understand the mixed design procedures, and the relevant test methods, and also present an introduction to paving technology. It will serve as an information source for individuals

who are experienced in some aspects of asphalt science and technology but require background knowledge in other aspects. The book will also, provide an easy-to-read reference source for individuals who are relatively new to asphalt pavement technology who will find information on materials, asphalt pavements, asphalt concrete mixtures, and mix design methods.

This book provides the linkages to provide an understanding of the issues associated with the technology surrounding the production and x Preface utilization of asphalt, including loading and transporting quarried materials, production of the bituminous product, and the associated health, safety, and environmental issues.

The intended audience for this book is wide-ranging within the scientific and engineering disciplines and includes the newer inductees into asphalt science and technology petroleum science and technology, as well as those already involved in this important field of science and engineering who need a broader coverage of the subject area.

This book is an easy-to-read update on asphalt science and technology that is suitable for scientific and engineering disciplines. The book also explains why asphalt lasts or fails in service. The book is also a one-of-a-kind reference that offers detailed coverage of the chemistry, technology, and engineering of asphaltic products that are used for the construction of asphaltic roadways.

Asphalt Materials Science and Technology Content :

  • Chapter 1. Nomenclature and Terminology
  • Chapter 2. History, Use, and Production
  • Chapter 3. Residua and Asphalt
  • Chapter 4. Test Methods for Asphalt Binders
  • Chapter 5. Test Methods for Aggregate and Asphalt Concrete
  • Chapter 6. Asphalt Chemistry
  • Chapter 7. Asphaltene Deposition
  • Chapter 8. Uses of Asphalt
  • Chapter 9. Asphalt Technology
  • Chapter 10. Asphalt Paving
  • Chapter 11. Asphalt Laydown
  • Chapter 12. Environmental Aspects of Asphalt Use

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