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Overview of the French bituminous mixtures

Didier Lesueur
Eurovia Management
Polo Emulsions


France has developed its own method of designing bituminous mixtures. First it described in the technical-economic context of the post-war that has allowed implement this method. They presented below its main characteristics, with special emphasis on the most original concepts such as module wealth and the use of the rotary press. Then the main French bituminous mixtures are exposed, both hot and cold trying to compare each blend with its Spanish equivalent. Finally current trends are reviewed in terms of employment, both for base layers as surface layers, including trying to compare different options. The text is illustrated by some recent works.

Bituminous mixture, formulation, base layer, wearing course, rules

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