Inter-Laboratory Study for the Indirect Tensile Test at High Temperature and Rapid Rutting Test

In 2020, the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) initiated a two-phase research project entitled “Feasibility of Using Monotonic Loading-based Tests to Evaluate Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures” with an objective to explore the use of monotonic loading-based tests as screening tools for assessing the rutting potential of asphalt mixtures in Virginia. As a result of the findings from Phase I of the study, the implementation of the indirect tensile test at high temperature (IDT-HT) and the Ideal Rutting Test (IDEAL-RT) was recommended in the Balanced Mix Design process through a hierarchical approach. To that extent, the IDT-HT test is now included in VDOT’s 2023 Balanced Mix Design provisional specification for informational purposes only alongside the asphalt pavement analyzer (APA) rut test. The repeatability (single-operator precision) and reproducibility (multi-laboratory precision) of a test method are quantitative expressions of variability that represent the two extremes of test method precision, and must be established if a test method is to be incorporated in quality assurance specifications. Thus, an inter-laboratory study (ILS) must be conducted to determine precision estimates of a test for proper quality measurement practices. The objective of this research is to determine and develop precision estimates and statements for the rutting indices calculated from the IDT-HT test and IDEAL-RT through performing an ILS.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $249311
    • Contract Numbers:

      121388

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Principal Investigators:

      Boz, Ilker

      Diefenderfer, Stacey

      Habbouche, Jhony

    • Start Date: 20220502
    • Expected Completion Date: 20231130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01843031
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 121388
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 23 2022 8:41AM