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A bituminous paving mixture is a mixture of coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, and bitumen mixed in suitable proportion to result in a strong and durable mix in order to withstand traffic load. In this paving mix, ordinary stone dust, and cement used as filler material. One of the main problems in the construction of a bituminous paving mixture is the insufficient amount of filler from crushing stone aggregate, and cement supply is low. A study has been carried out in this research to explore the use of Brick dust as filler material for the bituminous mixture. The objective is intended to evaluate the performance of brick dust as fillers in Hot Asphalt Mix design, according to the test procedure specified by ASTM. Several specimens of hot asphalt mixture were prepared according to ASTM D 1559 using an aggregate blend with brick filler and aggregate blend without brick filler. The aggregate blending made by using Job mix formula to obtain the percentage of mixed material. For aggregate blended without brick G-1 32%, G-2 23%, and G-3 45% for Aggregate blended with brick filler G-1 30%, G-2 18%, G-3 45% and G-4 7%; where G-1 Coarse Aggregate 3/4, G-2 Coarse Aggregate 3/8, G-3 Fine Aggregate, and G-4 brick filler. It concluded that the results of the Marshall test of mix design showed satisfactory when hot asphalt mixed with these brick fillers. The Specimens blended with brick filler lead produce asphalt mixture with higher Marshall stability, lower flow, a less void filled with asphalt. Hence, brick dust can replace stone dust and cement filler in the bituminous paving mix. It is recommended to use brick dust as filler material in a bituminous paving mix may save considerable investment; as well as a reliable performance of the in-service highway can be achieved.


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Published on 01/01/2018

DOI: 10.9790/1813-0703026472
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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