Development of Dynamic Modulus Parameters from Single Point Tests

This research seeks to develop a relation between quality-control/quality-acceptance material tests that have been developed to control cracking (bending beam rheometer for mixtures at low temperatures, and the IDEAL CT at intermediate temperatures) and the dynamic modulus, E*, master curve. The master curve values are used as input to the pavement design software but, due to difficulty in determining the dynamic modulus, national averages are often used rather than specific local material properties. This work will result in a relation between the material properties and the structural design of pavements which will allow for cost optimization and improvement of pavement mixes to minimize cracking (a major maintenance issue).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $90000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Romero, Pedro

  • Start Date: 20210924
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230719
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-671

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01787270
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 4 2021 10:09AM