Investigation of Low Temperature Cracking in Asphalt Pavements - Phase II (MnROAD Study)

The main objective of this study is to validate the laboratory test procedures, models, and pavement design procedures that come out of Phase I of this study. This will be accomplished by monitoring two new test sections at the Minnesota Road Research Facility (MnROAD). Phase I was aimed at developing a fracture mechanics-based specification for a better selection of asphalt binders and mixtures with respect to their resistance to crack formation and propagation. This fracture mechanics approach will also be used to investigate the detrimental effects of aging and moisture on the fracture resistance of asphalt materials. This pooled fund study is strictly to perform the low temperature cracking research on newly built test sections at MnROAD, and its funding will come from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and other participating states. The funding for the construction of new test sections will be obtained separately from Mn/DOT and other partners.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Local Road Research Board

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St. Paul, Minnesota  USA  55155-1899

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  USA  12232

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    4802 Sheboygan Avenue
    Madison, WI  USA  53707

    North Dakota Department of Transportation

    608 East Boulevard Avenue
    Bismarck, ND  USA  58505-0700

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  USA  55155

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  USA  50010

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    2800 Berlin Turnpike
    Newington, CT  USA  06131
  • Project Managers:

    Worel, Ben

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    1415 Engineering Drive
    2205 EH Madison
    Madison, WI  USA  53706

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Ames, IA  USA  50011

    University of Minnesota, St Paul

    1530 North Cleveland Avenue
    St Paul, MN  USA  55101

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    1406 W. Green Street
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801
  • Start Date: 20080617
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29747

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495908
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(132)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2013 1:02AM