Paper presented at the 26th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 9 - 12 July 2007 "The challenges of implementing policy?", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. ABSTRACT: This study investigated the influence of accelerated weathering (aging) on the engineering properties of modified asphalt mixtures with pyrolysis polypropylene (PP). The accelerated weathering was done at a temperature of 85 °C and over two periods of time, namely between two and four days. Marshall specimens were compacted with a mechanical compactor at a temperature of 135 to 142 °C. Five pyrolysis polypropylene mixtures, including the control, which had an optimum asphalt content, were investigated. The asphalt concrete was of a dense-graded aggregate type of surface course conforming to the gradation limits of ASTM highway commission specifications. The results showed that variations in age change the physical properties of modified mixtures.
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