Automated IDEAL Cracking and Rutting Tests

Study STR-IAC 601CT-22754 proposed the conceptual automated test system, which includes (1) specimen rapid cooling unit, (2) auto-air void measurement unit, (3) specimen conditioning unit for both room and high temperature, (4) automation arm unit, and (5) automated IDEAL cracking test (IDEAL-CT), IDEAL rutting test (IDEAL-RT), and indirect tensile (IDT) strength test unit, and (6) waste disposal unit. This automated test system shall shorten test time and improve lab safety, test efficiency and accuracy. The objective of this project is to complete the design and construction of the automated test system and to deliver an automated IDEAL cracking and rutting test system working unit to TxDOT’s MTD lab. The research team will work closely with TxDOT to build one automated lab test system. The research team will conduct comprehensive parallel comparison with the standard (manual) test system to ensure that the automated test results align with the current standard tests. The research team will develop a user manual for the automated test system. Additionally, the research team will provide training and demonstrations to TxDOT lab technicians after delivering the automated test system.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $370,638
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-6674-03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Dassi, Martin

  • 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:

    Zhou, Fujie

  • Start Date: 20210901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01782626
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6674-03
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2021 5:02PM