Feasibility of Using Monotonic Loading-based Tests to Evaluate Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures

Project No: 117336

Target Completion Date: January 31, 2023 Pavements

About the project:

The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of several monotonic loading-based tests as a screening tool to evaluate the rutting potential of asphalt mixtures in Virginia. The scope of the work will include subjecting 10 to 15 Virginia plant-produced surface mixtures with A and D designations to a suite of laboratory tests. Phase 1 of the research will attempt to correlate the monotonic loading-based test results to the test results obtained from Asphalt Pavement Analyzer (APA), a tool VDOT currently uses to screen out rut susceptible asphalt mixtures. Phase 2 will evaluate the monotonic loading-based tests to identify what test configuration and parameter is most suitable for evaluating the rutting potential of asphalt mixtures. Phase 2 will also identify a performance threshold criteria for a selected test to be used during the mix design stage leading to improved performance-based metrics for design, as well as quality control and acceptance. 

Project Team

Principal Investigators

  • Ilker Boz, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigators

Other Investigators

  • Osman Ozbulut

Last updated: July 5, 2023

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