By Krzysztof Blazejowski

In the years because the improvement and next good fortune of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA), a plethora of articles have emerged, scattered all through numerous guides. The time is correct for a finished source that collects, examines, and organizes this data and makes it simply obtainable. A compilation and distillation of the most recent wisdom to be had, Stone Matrix Asphalt: concept and Practice describes SMA, from its starting place via implementation, and explores a number of tools and layout ways.

Detailing the necessities and fabrics for the combo, together with asphalt binder, aggregates, and stabilizers, the ebook covers average and substitute layout tools and their execution, in addition to top practices and construction techniques. It addresses matters akin to everlasting deformation and fatigue resistance, in addition to detailed functions, corresponding to bridge deck surfacing and airfields. The booklet makes use of sensible examples to demonstrate thought, provides sensible guidance worthy in daily paintings, and encompasses a overview of difficulties that may ensue in the course of laydown, and their capability solutions.

Drawn from the author’s wide event throughout the creation of SMA within the early Nineties and discussions with many technique engineers, the ebook offers the sensible details had to customise equipment for person purposes of SMA. Blazejowski places jointly an image, drawn from a extensive variety of literature. the outcome: a reference that's convenient, useful, and straightforward to use.

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