Long-Term Aging of Asphalt Mixtures for Performance Testing and Prediction

The objective of this research is to develop a procedure calibrated and validated with field data to simulate long-term aging of asphalt mixtures for performance testing and prediction. This research will provide a basis for future development of a methodology for integrating the effects of long-term aging in Pavement ME Design and other mechanistic design and analysis systems and using the methodology toenable consideration of long-term aging in full-scale and accelerated pavement testing (APT) results. The research shall be limited to asphalt-aggregate mixture aging procedures because these will inherently take air voids (permeability) and asphalt-aggregate chemical interaction into account. During the development of this procedure, consideration shall be given to (1) different types of cracking distress which originate towards the top or bottom of the asphalt pavement layers and are impacted by aging and (2) the potential differential aging within an asphalt pavement layer.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $950000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 09-54

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kim, Y

  • Start Date: 20130521
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547638
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 09-54
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2014 1:00AM