Field Performance of Asphalt Pavements at Low and Intermediate Temperatures

The overall objective of this work is to determine if the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) and the Semi-Circular Bending/Fracture Energy (SCB) test, based on AASHTO TP125 and 126, respectively, can be used to predict the short-term (first year) low- and intermediate-temperature field performance of asphalt mixtures (i.e., cracking). At the conclusion of this project, we will be able to know if these tests could be used as practical alternatives to screen, or even eliminate, asphalt mixtures that result in poor cracking performance once placed in the field.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $180000
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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:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112-0561
  • Principal Investigators:

    Romero, Pedro

  • Start Date: 20171115
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220804
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-546

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01651464
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 25 2017 9:51AM