Re-evaluating Asphalt Rutting Test for Balanced Mix Design and Quality Assurance Acceptance

In general, Ohio doesn't have a rutting problem with asphalt mixes, but with the push to move to Balanced Mix Design (BMD) becoming prevalent, rutting tests will be expected to be used more frequently for most mix designs. BMD creates the opportunity to increase the use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and the use of specialized additives. With specialized additives, rut-prone mixes may appear. A test that is capable of screening asphalt mixes during the mix design phase, and a quality assurance (QA) test employed during the production phase to verify that mixes are not susceptible to rutting are needed. The goal of this research is to support Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT's) transition towards BMD by updating rutting test protocols to methods that can be used during mix design and in QA. These projects objectives include determination of rutting test(s) to use for BMD and QA acceptance and determination of operating parameters and failure criteria for rutting tests based on field performance.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $495000
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Spriggs, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Asphalt Technology

    277 Technology Pkwy
    Auburn, AL  United States  36830
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yin, Fan

  • Start Date: 20240102
  • Expected Completion Date: 20280702
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01896704
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 39163, 118079, 136668
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2023 1:59PM