II. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS

2. FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT

B. NEW PROJECTS
2. Shelf Life Studies of Bitumen Emulsion
Date of Start:

April 2005
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., R&D Centre, Faridabad (R)

 
Scope and Objectives
To prepare five different grades of bitumen emulsions as per revised BIS specification IS: 8887-2004 and to study the shelf life of bitumen emulsions for about three years.
 
Methodology
About 30 kg each of RS1, RS2, MS, SS1 & SS2 bitumen emulsions have been prepared in the laboratory and tested as per IS:8887-2004 specification after six months of storage.

 

Recommendations for Further Work
All the five grades of bitumen emulsions will be evaluated once in every six months for the next two & half years to see the change in properties of bitumen emulsion on storages