Experimental Studies on Bituminous Mixes Using Zycotherm Additive

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Darshini D
Amaranatha G A


The revolution of road traffic in the past few decades has predominantly increased. In general, the
roads in India are mainly bitumen based roads. Moisture damage is one of the major failure and
strength, durability and resistance to fatigues are other failure modes of the asphalt pavement.
As an alternative source for pavement Zycotherm additive with Nano based technology was
used. Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) is modified Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), which reduces process
than convectional mix.
The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of Zycotherm and glass powder on Asphalt
mix. The case study of Bituminous concrete (BC-I) mix, Glass powder as filler material and
Zycotherm additive with different percentage (0, 0.075, 0.1, 0.125, 0.150, 0.175) and should
not exceed more than 1% with respect to weight of bitumen used. The mix design is conducted
according to Marshall Test. Marshall Stability parameter on both BC mixes is tested with and
without adding Zycotherm additive and replacement of glass powder. Based on the study it is
observed that Glass powder and Zycotherm as exhibited advantageous results than Normal
Bituminous concrete (BC-I) mix.


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D D, A A. Experimental Studies on Bituminous Mixes Using Zycotherm Additive. sms [Internet]. 31Dec.2019 [cited 29Jan.2023];11(SUP):212-5. Available from: https://smsjournals.com/index.php/SAMRIDDHI/article/view/1334
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