Test Methods for Verification of Low-Temperature Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures

The objective of this research is to identify and, if necessary, refine binder and mixture tests capable of addressing low temperature and reflection cracking in Minnesota asphalt pavements. The tests should provide a distinction between brittle and ductile behavior at low temperatures to identify cracking susceptibility, be relatively simple to perform in standard agency and contractor laboratories, require minimal time to perform and return results, and be repeatable and reproducible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • MP-18(011)


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $203,641.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    1003324 WO#5

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Newcomb, David

  • Start Date: 20180727
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01668377
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1003324 WO#5
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 2 2018 2:23PM