Evaluation of recycled asphalt pavement in Colombia
Artículo de revista
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Reclaimed asphalt pavements are obtained from existing pavements through recovery techniques and are used for new asphalt mixtures production with the inclusion of virgin aggregates and asphalt cement, constituting environmentally friendly mixtures at a lower total cost, by requiring fewer quantities of new materials. This research, unlike the studies found on the subject, focuses on the study of reclaimed asphalt pavement by analyzing its granulometric distribution and asphalt cement content. For this purpose, representative reclaimed asphalt pavement samples were taken from four Colombia cities, to verify their heterogeneity. The obtained reclaimed asphalt pavement was analyzed in the laboratory, to obtain the material granulometric distribution, through extraction and asphalt content tests, following Colombian regulations from the “Instituto Nacional de Vías”. The results show that the granulometry of all cities has a central tendency (average) that moves towards an upper limit in the 2 mm particles. When analyzing the granulometry separately of the four cities, it is observed that they present a different trend in their granulometry, which shows their heterogeneity. The asphalt cement content presented values between 4.0% and 5.0%.