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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 2761038, 7 pages
Research Article

Evaluation of the Properties of Bituminous Concrete Prepared from Brick-Stone Mix Aggregate

1Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Agartala, Tripura 799046, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan 799046, India

Received 22 November 2015; Revised 13 January 2016; Accepted 17 January 2016

Academic Editor: Rui Wang

Copyright © 2016 Dipankar Sarkar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper describes an investigation into mechanical properties of brick-stone bituminous concrete mix. The effect of brick-stone mix on various mechanical properties of the bituminous concrete such as Marshall stability, flow, Marshall Quotient (stability to flow ratio), Indirect Tensile Strength, stripping, rutting, and fatigue life of bituminous concrete overlay has been evaluated. In this study over-burnt brick aggregate (OBBA) and stone aggregate (SA) have been mixed in different ratios (by weight) such as 20 : 80, 40 : 60, 60 : 40, and 80 : 20, respectively. The laboratory results indicate that bituminous concrete, prepared by 20% brick aggregate and 80% stone aggregate, gives the highest Marshall stability. This bituminous concrete mix shows considerable improvement in various mechanical properties of the mix as compared to the other mixes.