%0 Journal Article
	%A M. O. Hamzah and  M. R. M. Hasan
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 54, 2011
	%T Proportion and Particle Size Distribution of Fine Aggregates Extracted From the Drained Binder in a Binder Drainage Test
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11759
	%V 54
	%X Binder drainage test is widely used to set an upper
limit to the design binder content of porous asphalt. However, the
presence of high amount of fine particles in the drained binder may
affect the accuracy of the test result. This paper presents a study to
characterize the composition and particle size distribution of fine
particles accumulated in the drained binder. Fine aggregates and filler
in the drained binder were extracted using a suitable solvent. Then,
wet and dry sieve analysis was carried out to identify the actual
composition of the extracted fine aggregates and filler. From the
results, almost half of the drained binder consisted of fine aggregates
and this significantly affects the accuracy of the design binder content
of porous asphalt mix. This simple finding highlights the importance
of taking into account the presence of fine aggregates in the
calculation of drained binder.
	%P 269 - 272