Theses and Dissertations


Carl Pittman

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Howard, Isaac L.

Committee Member

Cox, Ben C.

Committee Member

Priddy, Matthew W.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Civil Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


This thesis aims to contribute to the growing body of warm mix asphalt (WMA) research by evaluating the differences in behavioral properties of three WMA mixtures, representing the three warm mix technology (WMT) categories (foaming, chemical additives, and organic waxes), relative to a control hot mix asphalt (HMA) in a specific set of conditions which is not well documented in literature. These conditions are: plant produced mixtures with all virgin aggregates and binder (i.e. no recycled materials) and no additives other than the warm mix technology. These mixtures were evaluated at low, intermediate, and high testing temperatures before and after a set of conditioning protocols (CPs), which utilized varying levels of isolated and combined oxidative, moisture, and freeze-thaw damage. A key feature of this thesis is that damage induced by these CPs has been benchmarked relative to measured field aging effects through studies which evaluated the three WMA mixtures and one HMA mixture used to obtain the results presented here, along with additional mixtures not considered in this thesis.



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