Potential use of polyethylene as a modifier for asphalt pavement / Nor Azimah Saad

Saad, Nor Azimah (2019) Potential use of polyethylene as a modifier for asphalt pavement / Nor Azimah Saad. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Increasing number and recurrence of passing vehicles, especially heavy vehicles such as bus and truck which have higher gross weight than passenger cars will contribute to surface distress. Besides, the amount of waste plastic also expected to be increased. Sadly, most of the waste produced today will stay on the earth for a long time as it is non-biodegradable products. Due to these problems, this study is focused on the potential use of waste plastic (polyethylene) in asphalt pavement. The first objective of this study is to determine the strength and stability of modified aggregate in comparison with conventional aggregate. Second, to evaluate the Marshall Properties of the modified bituminous mixture and conventional bituminous mixture by using Marshall Mix Design. The last objective is to compare the percentage of weight loss of Cantabro Loss Test between the modified bituminous mixture and conventional bituminous mixture. The modified mixture used 1% of granules form of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) by weight of aggregate as the additive. This study used a dry mix process to coat the aggregate with polyethylene. Both mixtures have met with JKR Specification in term of its properties and performance. The result showed that the modified mixtures are better in strength and stability than unmodified mixtures. Therefore, it is suitable to be applied in road construction.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Saad, Nor Azimah2016209938
Contributors:
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
Thesis advisorRhasbudin Shah, Shahreena MelatiUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Materials of engineering and construction > Polymers. Polymeric composites
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Pavements and paved roads
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Pavements and paved roads > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus > Faculty of Civil Engineering
Programme: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil (Infrastructure)
Item ID: 39649
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waste Plastic, Non-Biodegradable Products, Asphalt Pavement, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39649

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