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Experimental analysis of interface bond strength of thin white topping

A Major Project Synopsis


Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of

MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY
In
HIGHWAY TECHNOLOGY
By

MOHAMMED SHAMSUDDIN
(1RV16CHT08)

Under the Guidance of

Dr ANJANEYAPPA
Associate professor
Dept of civil engineering
RVCE Bengaluru-560059

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

R.V.COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

MYSURU ROAD,

BENGALURU – 560059
January, 2018
Experimental analysis of interface bond strength of thin white topping
INTRODUCTION
A bonded concrete overlay of asphalt pavements (BCOA), also known as bonded white
topping, is a rehabilitation technique consisting of placing a thin bonded Portland cement
concrete (PCC) layer over deteriorated hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement.
In order to ensure proper bonding between the existing asphalt layer and the concrete overlay
to behave like a monolithically, tack coat is often applied. The developed pavement interface
bond strength is therefore considered as an important parameter in governing the overall
performance of pavement serviceability. The importance of applying tack coat has proved to
increase the bonding performance between two interfaces which is agreed by different
researchers.
Tack coats are bituminous emulsions and the characteristics of these emulsions (viscosity,
binder content and the characteristics of the residual binder) play an important role in the
adhesion between layers, but the conditions of application of these coats are equally crucial.
The interface bond strength is a complex function of different factors like temperature,
mixture types, tack coat types, application rate, and Surface texture on layer below,
temperature and moisture conditions.
The study aims at measurement of bond strength at the interface between existing asphalt
layer & new cement concrete pavement or vice versa for the various conditions which is
being listed in objectives given below, Further the tensile strength of prepared specimens are
carried out to in order to study the load distribution pattern through the pavement layers.

METHODOLOGY ADOPTED

CARRYING MIX DESIGN


PROCUREMENT OUT THE OF CASTING OF C TESTING OF COMPARISION
OF MATERIALS BASIC CONCRETE SPECIMENS TO OF RESULTS FOR
CONCRETE
(CEMENT, DETERMINE THE VARIOUS
ASPHALT,AGGRE PROPERTIES AND SLAB AND SURFace
INTERFACE
GATES ETC) OF VARIOUS GRADATION BC/DBM SLAB SHEAR STRENGTH CONDITIONS
MATERIALS OF DBM/BC
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The objectives of the study undertaken are as follows:

 To determine the interface bond strength (shear strength) of cement concrete layer
laid over asphalt layer or vice versa for following cases
 Smooth interface and Rough interface
 Varying temperature and moisture condition
 Varying thickness of cement concrete layer and asphalt layer
 Different type and rate of tack coat application
 To determine the tensile strength of the prepared specimen (Bonded concrete overlay
over asphalt or bonded asphalt overlay laid over cement concrete pavement)