Partial Replacment of LDPE in Bituminous Pavement
Pramatma Ram Shah

Pramatma Ram Shah, M. Tech Scholar, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, India. 

Manuscript received on 08 June 2024 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 June 2024 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 June 2024 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2024 | PP: 20-26 | Volume-12 Issue-7, June 2024 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijese.H257812080724 | DOI: 10.35940/ijese.H2578.12060724

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Abstract: Bituminous concrete mix is a composite material which is widely used for the construction of flexible pavements, surfacing of roads and airports, various parking lots etc. It generally consists of bitumen which works as a binder material, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates and filler materials which are generally mixed together in right proportion and laid down in layers followed by the compaction. In this present age of modernization and urbanization, construction is non stoppable and the construction by demolishing of old building has arisen a serious problem of treatment of demolished waste. Similarly, the use of plastic in our day-to-day life and its improper disposal is also creating serious environment pollution. So, there is big challenge in managing the demolished waste as well as the waste plastics. In this project i.e. partial replacement of LDPE in Bituminous concrete mix we have tried to replace LDPE (2%, 4%, 6% and 8% respectively) in bitumen content for the improvement of the pavement characteristics satisfying both the strength criteria and the economic aspects giving emphasize to less environment degradation and sustainability.

Keywords: Bituminous Concrete, Pavement, LDPE, Subgrade, Sub-base Course, Base Course, Binder Course, Prime Coat, Tack Coat, Seal Coat, Softening Point, Ductility, Penetration Value, Bulk Density
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures