Evaluation of Infrared Technology (Pave IR) and GPR for Uniformity Measurements During Asphalt Placement

This project will evaluate implementation of infrared (IR) imaging — recently proposed by the SHRP2 program — for temperature uniformity measurements on new hot-mix asphalt (HMA) layers. Uniformity of HMA materials is critical to the durability and performance of asphalt. Segregation and inadequate and non-uniform density continue to be major construction-related problems around the U.S., adversely impacting pavement service life. Commonly used quality control testing procedures only provide limited information on the overall uniformity of HMA. Acquiring information that is real-time, non-destructive, and which covers the full pavement width for thermal uniformity will help improve HMA quality. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) will also evaluate a ground penetrating radar (GPR) rolling density device.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $425000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 22-626

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rister, Brad

    • Start Date: 20210701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01781434
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 22-626
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 8 2021 11:04AM