Laboratory Tests for the Characterization of Cold Asphalt Patching Mixtures

  • Pier Paolo RivieraEmail author
  • Davide Dalmazzo
  • Ezio Santagata
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 76)


Cold asphalt patching mixtures are widely employed in pavement maintenance operations due to their technical and economical effectiveness. However, their selection is seldom based on the results of laboratory characterization tests, since there are no standard procedures which are recognized by the international community for such a purpose. The investigation described in this paper focused on the evaluation of the strength and stiffness properties of several cold asphalt patching products which were subjected to analysis in two characteristic compaction states: low compaction, as achieved after placement in the field, and high compaction, as reached under the action of traffic loads. Mechanical characteristics evaluated in the laboratory included indirect tensile strength, California Bearing Ratio, resilient modulus and quick shear strength. Analysis of the obtained results highlighted the existence of significant differences between the various products which were explained by referring to their composition and curing behavior.


Cold asphalt mixture Patching Indirect Tensile Strength California Bearing Ratio Resilient modulus Quick shear strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pier Paolo Riviera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davide Dalmazzo
    • 1
  • Ezio Santagata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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