Large Stone Mixes Make a Comeback

by Chuck VanDeusen, Cadillac Asphalt Paving Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Serviceability and Durability of Construction Materials


Large stone hot mix asphalt common at the turn of the century, is making a comeback in popularity in hot mix asphalt design. Large stone hot asphalt mixtures are being used as a way to overcome problems associated with high tire pressure, axle loads and rutting problems. This paper discusses the background of large stone mixes, research studies, benefits of such mixes, recent projects utilizing such mixes, and other aspects of the subject.

Subject Headings: Rocks | Concrete | Pavement design | Asphalt pavements | Construction materials | Aggregates | Structural design | Materials processing

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