Asphalt is known to be a colloidal suspension in which asphaltenes are covered by a stabilizing phase of polar resins and form complex micelles that are dispersed in the oily maltenic phase. In order to enhance its mechanical properties (e.g., in road paving), asphalts are often loaded with polymeric materials, thereby obtaining blends that can have different physical or chemical structures, depending on the composition of the added polymer. Asphalts modified by the addition of reactive ethylene terpolymers were prepared and their dielectric and rheological properties were measured both before and after a cure at high temperature. Even if it is not possible to determine the exact nature of the chemical interactions between asphalt and polymer, master curves obtained from dynamic data clearly show that during the cure the material tends to the behavior of a cross-linked network.
|Autori:||POLACCO G; J. STASTNA; D. BIONDI; F. ANTONELLI; Z. VLACHOVICOVA; AND L. ZANZOTTO|
|Titolo:||Rheology of Asphalts Modified with Glycidylmethacrylate Functionalized Polymers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jcis.2004.08.043|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|