Board of Reviewers
1. Environmental Protection
2. Water Engineering
3. Sustainable Urban Development
4. Roads and Railways
5. Technologies of Geodesy and Cadastre
6. Energy for Buildings
Install Adobe Reader   In order to view articles you must have Adobe Reader installed
ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Roads and Railways

Ovidijus Šernas, Mantvydas Strumskys, Dovydas Skrodenis

Possibility of use of granite fines in asphalt pavements

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-24, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

View full text in PDF format


The deposits of minerals in Lithuania are quite limited, also the mineral aggregates there are only low or average strength, such as sand, gravel and dolomite. High strength materials (granite) are imported from the east and north in narrow fraction and later on are processed into desirable fraction or mix. The fractionation process of large granite aggregates leaves huge amount of secondary product – granite fines. So the problem of appliance or utilization of this filler emerges. One of the possibilities could be the use of granite fines in asphalt pavements. In this study, a laboratory investigation was conducted on the physical and mechanical properties of asphalt mix reliant of mineral filler type. The asphalt mix physical and mechanical properties were carried out using maximum density of asphalt mix test, bulk density of bituminous specimens test, void characteristic of bituminous specimens test, Marshall test, indirect tensile strength test, wheel tracking test. Also, according to the results of laboratory testing, the possible ways and tendencies of use of granite fines in asphalt pavements are projected.

Keywords: Mineral filler; granite fines; Marshall test; indirect tensile strength test; wheel tracking test.

To the top