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Ngoc-Lan Nguyen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, May Huu Nguyen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.2,3, Dai-Tu Vo4, Van Quyet Truong1, Thanh-Hai Le5, and Duc-Trung Tran6

1Department of Construction Materials, Faculty of Construction Engineering, University of Transport and Communications, Hanoi, Vietnam
2Department of Bridge and Tunnel, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Transport and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
3Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, 1-4-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-527, Japan
4BMT Construction Investment Joint Stock Company, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
5University of Transport and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
6Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, US


Received: November 1, 2021
Accepted: January 30, 2022
Publication Date: February 28, 2022

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The asphalt pavement and plastics industry has been promoting recycling waste plastic to produce hot asphalt mixes because of the potential economic and environmental benefits. Although the influence of aging on features of asphalt mixture using traditional polymer additives has been relatively elucidated, the research on mixtures using recycling Polyethylene (rPE) additives has been an ongoing topic. This study investigated the influence of the long-term oven (LTOA) and short-term oven (STOA) on the dynamic modulus of asphalt mixtures. rPE was formulated by adding 0.6% to aggregates using the dry process. The control mixtures used different binders, including 60/70 penetration grade and styren- butadien-styren modified binder (PMB). After mixing, the loose mixtures were short-term aged for 4 hours at 135 °C, following long-term aged for 5 days at 95 °C. The results showed that, the dynamic modulus |E*| of STOA asphalt concrete mixtures was lower than that of LTOA asphalt concrete mixtures. When compared with rPE and PMB mixtures, virgin mixtures changed more significantly in LTOA. Moreover, rPE and PMB modified mixtures have lower |E*|LTOA/|E*|STOA ratios compared with virgin mixtures. Dynamic modulus of rPE mixtures in both STOA and LTOA was almost equivalent to PMB mixtures.

Keywords: short-term aging; long- term aging, dynamic modulus, recycling polyethylene


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