Development Of New Film Thickness Models For Hot Mix Asphalt

Evaluation of VMA and Film Thickness Requirements in Hot-Mix

The minimum VMA for the HMA mix used in this study was calculated to be 15.6 % to accommodate an optimum asphalt film thickness of 9 microns and 4% air voids. The corresponding Asphalt Institute or Superpave recommendation for minimum VMA is 14% for this mix (maximum nominal size of 12.5 mm).

2016 Asphalt Pavement Design Guide

Aug 30, 2016 · There are three main types of asphalt mixtures: traditional hot mix asphalt (HMA), warm mix asphalt (WMA), and stone matrix asphalt (SMA). WMA is a type of asphalt that uses a specific process (chemical or physical) to keep the mixture workable longer while the temperature of the mate-rial begins to drop. It can be used to either lower the overall

Section 6: Approved Pavement Design Methods

Surface Test Type A for Concrete and Hot-Mix Asphalt Surfaces ♦ 5. Surface Test Type B for Concrete and Hot-Mix Asphalt Surfaces ♦ 6. Considerations for Improving Ride Quality ♦ 7. Analysis of Ride Data 12. Premature Distress Investigations 1. Overview ♦ 1.1 Introduction ♦ 1.2 Technical Assistance 2. Investigation Team ♦ 2.1 ...

Mixture-property-independent asphalt film thickness model

Secondly, if for some reasons, there is a desire to change the obtained value of the asphalt film thickness to some other value that is needed, then adjustments to the binder content and the mix design could be made by tweaking the original mix design and using the mixture-property-independent model to get the desired asphalt film thickness.

Final Report: 0612630 Final Report for Period: 01/2010

T. Breakah, S. Khedr and F. Bayomy, "Using Film Thickness to Substitute VMA Criteria for Egyptian Hot Mix Asphalt", (2009). Conference Proceedings, Published Collection: MAIREPAV6, the Sixth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, held in Torino, Italy on July 8-10, 2009 (

What is Superpave? Understanding Performance-Based Asphalt

A New Approach to Asphalt Mix Design. Rather than a specific process or procedure, Superpave is a performance-based specification for asphalt binder and volumetric mixture design. The idea was to allow asphalt pavement designs that could handle the unique weather and traffic conditions of a given site in any geographic area of the U.S.

AP-42 1Background Emission Factor Documentation for AP-42

EMISSION FACTOR DOCUMENTATION FOR AP-42 SECTION 11.1 HOT MIX ASPHALT PLANTS 1. INTRODUCTION The document Compilation of Air Pollutant Emissions Factors (AP-42) has been published by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1972. Supplements to AP-42 have been routinely

Emission Factor Documentation for AP-42 Hot Mix Asphalt

Emission Factor Documentation for AP-42 Section 11.1 Hot Mix Asphalt Production Final Report For U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards

Development of Mechanistic-Empirical Flexible Pavement Design

For using of this diagrams, At first the minimum functional thickness should be selected by determining the pavement layer technical characteristics, in accordance with management and planning organization, second, with existing Asphalt elastic module and selected thickness of Asphalt layer and base layer , from horizontal axis of asphalt ...

Dependence of the recycled asphalt mixture physical and

6/1/2011 · 1. Introduction Hot mix asphalt (HMA) (called "asphalt" outside the United States) is typically a mixture of approx 5% liquid asphalt binder (i.e., asphalt cement, called, "bitumen" outside the United States) and 95% solid aggregate (e.g., crushed stone, gravel, sand, or reclaimed asphalt pavement).

Development of Regression Models to Estimate the Effect of

aggregate surface and the asphalt cement due to the presence of moisture in a mixture or hot mix asphalt pavement. Many factors affect stripping in asphalt concrete mixes, such as aggregate types, asphalt cement types, mixture design, construction methods, temperature variation, moisture and water presence, and traffic loads.

Asphalt Mix Design

•Prepare 1000 g of mix, cool at room temp for 24 ± 2 hrs •Bring oil bath to between 325 and 350oF •Obtain a 200 g representative sample of the mix •Fill 2000 mL beaker about halfway with distilled water and heat to boiling •Add mix sample to beaker, maintain boil for 10 m ± 30 s •Remove beaker and skim asphalt from water surface

RC-1410 - Development of Laboratory Performance Test

Development of Laboratory Performance Test Procedures and Trial Specifications for Hot Mix Asphalt: Final Report ... susceptibility of hot mix asphalt. • Various models have been developed based on the above testing ... between asphalt film thickness and APA performance is unclear.


Evolvement of asphalt rubber technology will be discussed as a continuance regarding the development of hot mix asphalt materials, particularly as the concept of asphalt rubber binder and the open graded friction course was conceived, tested and implemented. ... This mix type has much higher binder film thickness which results in increased ...

Determination of Binder Film Thickness for Bituminous

finer than the thickness of the asphalt film blends with asphalt cement binder to form a mortar or mastic that contributes to improved stiffening of the mix. In the present study the film thickness was determined by Hveem method by determining the total surface area and the effect of fillers thereon is discussed.

Blending and diffusion of reclaimed asphalt pavement and

Nevertheless, binder layer thickness in the mix has a significant impact in these simulations and further understanding of binder film thickness in asphalt mix is necessary to accurately estimate degree of blending. Real mix data from Carpenter and Wolosick [(1980). Modifier influence in the characterization of hot-mix recycled material.


DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ASPHALT MIXTURES BASED ON PARTICLE PACKING AND MECHANICAL MODELING ABSTRACT By Huanan Yu, PhD Washington State University August 2012 Chair: Shihui Shen Existing asphalt mixture design approaches …


necessary to complete the construction of hot mix asphalt concrete pavement consisting of one or more courses on a previously prepared base, seal coat of asphalt cement and cover aggregate, and bituminous surface treatment in single or multiple courses.

Modeling of Hot-Mix Asphalt Compaction: A Thermodynamics

The model was developed within a thermodynamic framework that was capable of demonstrating the nonlinear dissipative response associated with the asphalt mix. This work should lead to further development of simulation models capable of capturing the mechanics of the compaction processes both in the laboratory and in the field.

34553-03 Design Guide

HOT-MIX ASPHALT (HMA) WHAT IS HMA? Hot-mix asphalt (HMA) may be referred to by several names. In different sections of the state it may also be referred to as bituminous concrete, hot plant mix, asphalt concrete, blacktop or SUPERPAVE. HMA is composed of aggregate bound together into a solid mass by asphalt cement. The aggregates total

Everything You Need To Know About Asphalt Paving

Hot Mix Asphalt. Hot mix asphalt (HMA) is the designation given to asphalt mixtures that are heated and poured at temperatures between 300 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It is the most commonly used asphalt. HMA can be classified into three categories, including dense-graded mixes, stone matrix asphalt and open grade mixes.

Investigation of In-Place Asphalt Film Thickness and

This research work investigates approaches for computing the average asphalt film thickness in asphalt mixtures and examines whether the in-place asphalt film thickness has a rational relationship with the performance of hot-mix asphalt mixtures.

City of Regina Standard Construction Specification SECTION

No asphalt concrete shall be supplied or placed until the Engineer has received copies of the mix design and has given written approval of its use. 2.4.2 The laboratory mix design is to comply with the requirements for Section 2325 for Supply of Asphaltic Concrete, clauses 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 and follow the Marshall Method of mix design.

Reflective Cracking of Flexible Pavements Phase I and II

Reflective Cracking of Flexible Pavements Phase I and II Final Recommendations ... The empirical models consider the development of distresses in the overlay as well as the continuation of damage in the ... conventional dense graded asphalt mixture (AC) or a gap graded hot mix (RAC-G) ...

Permanent deformation testing for a new South African

guides. The objective of this paper is to present the development process of a repeated load axial permanent deformation test protocol and models using a standard South African hot-mix asphalt material. The developed test protocol and models provide guidelines, and make a significant contribution to pavement design in South Africa.


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HMA Mix Design Fundamentals

The optimum asphalt binder content as determined by mix design should provide adequate film thickness. Air voids . Excessive air voids (on the order of 8 percent or more) increase HMA permeability and allow oxygen easier access to more asphalt binder thus accelerating oxidation and volatilization.

User Guide for the Design of Hot Mix Asphalt

The Interim Guidelines for the Design of Hot Mix Asphalt in South Africa (IGHMA) was prepared in 2001 as part of the Hot Mix Asphalt Design Project launched in 1998 by SANRAL (South African National Road Agency Ltd), CSIR Transportek and Sabita (Southern African Bitumen Association). The aim was to develop a new HMA design method for South Africa.

Improved Hirsch Model for Estimating the Modulus of Hot-Mix

This paper presents an improved version of the Hirsch model for estimating the modulus of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) from asphalt binder modulus and mixture composition.

tandf: Road Materials and Pavement Design: Table of Contents

Forensic approach to predict film thickness of reacted and activated rubber (RARX) modified asphalt mixtures ... A new paradigm to explain the development of instability rutting in asphalt pavements. ... Effect of liquid silane-based anti-stripping additives on rheological properties of asphalt binder and hot mix asphalt moisture sensitivity.

Superpave Project Status Report

The objective of this research is to identify or develop, for use in central and field laboratories, suitable test methods for measuring shape, texture, and angularity characteristics of aggregates used in hot-mix asphalt and hydraulic cement concrete and unbound base and subbase layers of highway pavements.

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