Development of a Balanced Mix Design (BMD) Procedure for Tennessee Asphalt Mixtures

The purpose of the project is to: 1) Evaluate the state of the practice for BMD in the context of TDOT, 2) Identify prospective BMD tests for incorporation into the TDOT mix design methodology involving the Superpave Gyratory Compactor, 3) Characterize current TDOT mixtures using prospective BMD tests, 4) Correlate prospective BMD tests with field performance, 5) Select proposed BMD tests from the prospective tests evaluated and based on field performance correlation analysis, 6) Develop reliability-based specification criteria for the proposed BMD tests within the proposed BMD framework, and 7) Develop a BMD based design procedure with implementation strategy.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $179,925.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2019-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Chandler, Matthew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive
    Nashville, Tennessee  United States  37204
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lynn, Todd

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01709920
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2019-05
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2019 4:36PM