Investigation of Balanced Mixture Design for New York State Asphalt Mixtures

Current asphalt design procedures are solely based on volumetric principles and lack a valid methodology to ensure performance of the asphalt mixture considered during design. This research focuses on a state of the art practice called Balanced Mixture Design (BMD), where the gradation and optimum asphalt content are not solely selected by the volumetrics of the mixture, but by the rutting and fatigue cracking resistance. The objectives of the study are to: (1) Evaluate the current performance of NYSDOT asphalt mixtures across the state; (2) Redesign the asphalt mixtures utilizing the BMD methodology; and (3) Recommend performance tests and finalize a design procedure methodology for NYSDOT adoption and implementation. Training and specifications around the new design method will be developed and implemented within the NY State. In addition, the impact of cost savings of the new design will be assessed using a performance-cost analysis.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847102

    CAIT-UTC-REG25

  • 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:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Zavery, Zoeb

    Ganthier, Stevenson

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bennert, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20191101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01727928
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG25
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2019 1:20PM