Illinois Method for the Design of Dense-graded Emulsion Base Mixes: Final Report

Report No: 81-R53

Published in 1981

About the report:

This study evaluated the practicality of using a basic test method developed at the University of Illinois. The report describes the use of the Illinois equation for predicting trial asphalt content, compares the results obtained with two CSS emulsions, and gives the results of resilient modulus tests. Also described is a cure and soak procedure that can be used to expedite designs by the Illinois method.

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  • Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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