Guidelines for Incorporating Aging Effects on Balanced Mix Design for Quality Assurance

Balanced mix design (BMD) of asphalt mixtures is an approach that addresses different modes of distress through mechanical tests on conditioned specimens that consider mix aging, traffic, climate, and location within the pavement structure. However, mix-aging protocols incorporated in BMD are not practical for use in quality assurance where quick results for plant-produced mixtures are required. There is a need to address the challenges of incorporating aging methods and their effects in quality assurance and develop guidelines for incorporating these effects on BMD for quality assurance. Such guidelines should help highway agencies and other organizations with developing quality-assurance programs that incorporate aging effects on BMD. The objective of this research is to develop guidelines for incorporating aging effects on BMD for quality assurance.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $1000000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 09-70

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Start Date: 20241001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01910799
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 09-70
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2024 8:11PM