Effect of cement on emulsified asphalt mixtures

Oruc S., Celik F., Akpinar M. V.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, vol.16, no.5, pp.578-583, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11665-007-9095-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.578-583
  • Keywords: asphalt emulsion, cement, emulsified asphalt concrete, cold mix, mechanical properties
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Emulsified asphalt mixtures have environmental, economical, and logistical advantages over hot mixtures. However, they have attracted little attention as structural layers due to their inadequate performance and susceptibility to early life damage by rainfall. The objective of this article is to provide an improved insight into how the mechanical properties of emulsion mixtures may be improved and to determine the influence of cement on emulsified asphalt mixtures. Laboratory tests on strength, temperature susceptibility, water damage, creep and permanent deformation were implemented to evaluate the mechanical properties of emulsified asphalt mixtures. The test results showed that mechanical properties of emulsified asphalt mixtures have significantly improved with Portland cement addition. This experimental study suggested that cement modified asphalt emulsion mixtures might be an alternate way of a structural layer material in pavement.