Use of the IDEAL-CT Test for Pavement Cracking to Achieve a Balanced Asphalt Mix Design

This project will evaluate the ability of a new tests, called the IDEAL-CT, to determine potential cracking performance of asphalt mixtures. The data will be compared to the results previously obtained by using the SCB IFIT tests (AASHTO TP-124) in terms of relation to field performance, repeatability, and simplicity. The goal being the selection of the most cost effective test as it is well known that the easier the test is to run, the more likely it will be implemented by a highway agency as long as it provides reliable data.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $174000
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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

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    110 Central Campus Drive Suite 2000
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112
  • Principal Investigators:

    Romero, Pedro

  • Start Date: 20190112
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230228
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-589

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691496
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2019 11:56AM