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Paving benefits

My WMA publications


Zaumanis. Warm Mix Asphalt., K. Gopalakrishnan et al. (eds.), Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements, Green Energy and Technology, Springer-Verlag, (2014), DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44719-2_10

Zaumanis, Martins, and Juris Smirnovs. 
Analysis of Possibilities for Use of Warm Mix Asphalt in Latvia.” 
In Civil Engineering. International Scientific Conference. Proceedings. Vol. 3. Jelgava, Latvia, 2011.
Laboratory Evaluation of Organic and Chemical Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies for SMA Asphalt.” 
The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering 7, no. 3 (2012): 191–197. doi:10.3846/bjrbe.2012.26.
“Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Properties.”
5th International Conference “Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements.” Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011.
Development of Calculation Tool for Assessing the Energy Demand of Warm Mix Asphalt.”
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 48 (January 2012): 163–172. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.997.
“Laboratory Testing of Organic and Chemical Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies.” 
St. Louis, MO, USA: National Asphalt Pavement Association, 2011

My book:                                          My Masters thesis:  

 At a given temperature WMA technologies improve workability when compared with hot mix asphalt. Therefore they are often used as compaction aids.

- If WMA is produced at HMA temperatures, a longer window for compaction is provided. Therefore, WMA can be used to ensure cold weather paving, which can extend the paving season and enable night-time paving.

- Similarly to cold weather paving, longer hauling distances are provided if WMA is produced at HMA temperatures.

- Due to the lower paving temperature, improved working conditions for the paving crew are provided. This may enhance productivity and improve the quality of paving.

- Pavement cooling time can be reduced because of the lower initial temperature. This can be very beneficial in locations where the traffic must be released as soon as possible, such as airports, intersections, etc.