Effects of UV Initiator on Properties of Polymer-Modified Asphalt

자외선 경화제가 고분자개질아스팔트의 물성에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구

  • 강현승 (수원대학교 신소재공학과) ;
  • 홍영근 (수원대학교 신소재공학과)
  • Received : 2010.05.10
  • Accepted : 2010.06.24
  • Published : 2010.09.30


Paved roads are suffered from the permanent plastic deformation in hot summer and cracks in cold winter, which are detrimental to safe driving. This leads to necessity of modification of asphalt to resist those deformation. In this study, two kinds of modifiers were examined; organic polymers and a photoinitiator which is activated by ultraviolet lay. The mechanical and rheololgical properties of modified asphalts were examined using UTM and rheometer. Results showed that the properties were varied depending on the types of polymer and irradiation time. UV irradiation increased the tensile strength and storage modulus of thermoplastic polymer-modified asphalt, however UV was not effective on thermoset polymer. According to long term ultraviolet curing test, properties of the polymer/photoinitiator-modified asphalt did not decrease, but rather increase for 20 years. This indicates that the useful life of the asphalt could be extended by addition of photoinitiator.


Supported by : 신양문화재단


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