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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
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IJMO 2022 Vol.12(1): 26-30 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2022.V12.795

Sealing The Cracks in the Wear Layer of the Road Surface by Friction against a Rotary Active Element

Stefan Ionita and Stefan Velicu

Abstract—The main objective of the research paper is the theoretical and experimental analysis of the method proposed for sealing (clogging) cracks in asphalt, by means of a cylindrical bitumen bar, enriched with plastic and rubber granules (obtained from the use of waste), which melts and infuses into the cracked zone by rotation and friction against it. After analyzing the technical characteristics of the sealed area and the time required to apply the bitumen layer, this method can be chosen in the future to the detriment of the expensive operations of partial milling of the cracked wear layer, making possible the repair of cracks by sealing(clogging), using the friction procedure. The research results highlighted the diminution of road maintenance costs using the method of friction, the decrease of cracks repair time, maintaining the initial characteristics of the repaired area, incorporating a waterproofing material (plastic and rubbber granules from recycled waste), keeping the wear layer in good conditions, possibility of embedding an intelligent system of traffic monitoring at low costs etc.

Index Terms—Asphalt mixture, plastic granules, rubber granules, friction method, sealing.

Stefan Ionita is with with Cnair, Cestrin, Romania (e-mail: stefan.ionita26@gmail.com).
Stefan Velicu is with University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania.


Cite: Stefan Ionita and Stefan Velicu, "Sealing The Cracks in the Wear Layer of the Road Surface by Friction against a Rotary Active Element," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 26-30, 2022.

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