Mechanical Properties of Pavement Quality Concrete Produced with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Aggregates

  • B. J. Panditharadhya
  • Raviraj H. Mulangi
  • A. U. Ravi Shankar
  • Susheel Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 25)


Production of conventional coarse aggregates for concrete works is getting difficult because of depleting natural resources and environmental ill effects. Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) aggregates, which are produced from asphalt waste generated during removal of flexible pavement. The disposal problems of asphalt waste generated is also addressed with this step. The properties of RAP aggregates may vary with the source of waste generation and the age of the asphalt. This study is taken up to determine the strength characteristics of pavement quality concrete produced with RAP aggregates produced with asphalt waste generated at local road construction site. Properties such as compression strength, elastic modulus, flexural strength, split tensile strength, and water absorption were determined for the specimen with varying percentage of RAP replacement. The asphalt waste was processed further with screening to obtain the required gradation. RAP aggregates were replaced with conventional aggregates by 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100%. Mix with 60% conventional granite aggregates and 40% RAP aggregates was found to satisfy the requirements of M30 grade concrete that can be used for producing concrete for constructing the roads with lower traffic volume.


Reclaimed asphalt pavement aggregates  Low volume roads M30 grade concrete Mechanical properties Modulus of elasticity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Panditharadhya
    • 1
  • Raviraj H. Mulangi
    • 1
  • A. U. Ravi Shankar
    • 1
  • Susheel Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Technology KarnatakaSurathkal, MangaloreIndia

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