Physical interaction of organic binder depends on bituminous film ability to absorb the mineral particles on the surface. The thick film formation begins with the bitumen amalgamation with mineral powder grains and finishes during the processes of application, seal arrangement and cooling down of asphalt concrete. Active surface centers are on every mineral material and they supply their reactive ability and interaction with bitumen. For proving experimentally and to study the physical and mechanical properties in real operation conditions that were arranged, the blanket was arranged from stone-mastic asphalt with shungite bituminous binder of 500 m long. The monitoring conducted during 3 years indicates that asphalt concrete with shungite binder is subjected to calibration to a lesser degree in comparison with asphalt concrete based on standard powder. For operation reliability of nonrigid road base, it is necessary to estimate and prognosticate asphalt concrete fatigue properties in a blanket. The characterized property appears in such a way that the effect of loads which is significantly smaller than the destructive ones leads to the gradual degradation of fatigue and destruction of the blanket. The results proved that asphalt concrete with shungite bituminous binders has higher operation characteristics.
Part of the book: Modified Asphalt