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Binder Rheology and Performance in Warm Mix Asphalt : Interim Report

Description: This report presents the preliminary findings from a study conducted to investigate the influence of chemical warm mix asphalt (WMA) additives and reduced aging on the viscosity, stiffness, susceptibility to permanent deformation, fracture resistance, and thermal cracking resistance of asphalt binders.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Arega, Zelalem & Bhasin, Amit
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Threshing Machine

Description: Patent for machine adapted to operate upon maize, Kafir corn, cane, and the like so as to effectively remove or rub off the seed or grains, without crushing or breaking the same.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Newsom, John W.
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Fracture Properties and Fatigue Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Binders

Description: "The main objective of this study was to evaluate the inherent fatigue cracking resistance of asphalt binders in the form of a matrix with rigid particle inclusions. The underlying rational for this approach was to subject the binders to a state of stress that is similar to the one in a full asphalt mixture."
Date: March 2012
Creator: Bhasin, Amit; Izadi, Anoosha & Motamed, Arash
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Pavement repair strategies for selected distresses in FM roadways

Description: "Expansive soil is considered one of the most common causes of pavement distresses in FM roadways. Depending upon the moisture level, expansive soils will experience changes in volume due to moisture fluctuations from seasonal variations. The objective of this research was to evaluate existing repair projects on selected FM roadways. Those roadways experienced failures in the form of fatigue and rutting in the wheel path, and longitudinal (faulted) cracking including edge cracking. The causes of those failures were mainly linked to high PI expansive soil and narrow pavement."
Date: June 2012
Creator: Dessouky, Samer; Oh, Jeong Ho; Yang, Mijia; Ilias,Mohammad; Lee, Sang Ick; Freeman, Tom et al.
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Application guide and specifications for geotextiles in roadway applications

Description: Abstract: "Geotextiles, one among the different geosynthetic products, can be used for a number of functions or applications in pavement design. The benefits of using geotextiles in pavements and other transportation applications have triggered a proliferation of products. While this abundance of new products has led to reduction in costs, it has also made it difficult for TxDOT personnel to choose appropriate products based on their engineering properties. Consequently, this report provides the basis for (i) guidelines for proper use and selection of geotextiles in pavements, (ii) material specifications for geotextiles in pavement applications, and (iii) draft construction specifications."
Date: February 2012
Creator: Zornberg, Jorge G. & Thompson, Nathan
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Use of dowel bars at longitudinal construction joints

Description: Report discussing the primary objective of this research project, whcih was to develop rational guidelines on the use of dowel bars in longitudinal construction joints (LCJs) for better-performing concrete pavements without potential longitudinal cracking problems.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Ha, Soojun; Cobos, Luis; Choi, Cheol Choi; Yeon, Jungheum; Cho, Byounghooi & Won, Moon C.
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Performance monitoring pavements with thermal segregation in Texas

Description: This report investigated the performance of asphalt surface mixtures that exhibited thermal segregation during construction from 2004 to 2009. The results do not show that thermally segregated locations will fail within three to seven years but they do show that instances of thermal segregation may continue to be anomalous locations in the layer that could lead to failures in the pavement structure.
Date: April 2012
Creator: Sebesta, Stephen & Scullion, Tom
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Pavement Repair Guidelines for Longitudinal Joints

Description: This report provides information on the implementations of Project 5-5444-01, "Pilot Implementation of Pavement Repair Guidelines for Longitudinal Cracks and joints," applies the lessons and recommendations from the previous Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded Center for Transportation Research (CTR) Research Project 0-5444, "Rehabilitation Procedures for Longitudinal Cracks and Joints Separation in Concrete Pavement,: which investigated the causes and repairs of longitudinal joint separations and faulting.
Date: November 2010
Creator: Fowler, David W.; Whitney, David & Ha, Soojun
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Pavement Repair Guidelines for Longitudinal Joints

Description: This report provides information on the implementations of Project 5-5444-01, "Pilot Implementation of Pavement Repair Guidelines for Longitudinal Cracks and joints," applies the lessons and recommendations from the previous Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded Center for Transportation Research (CTR) Research Project 0-5444, "Rehabilitation Procedures for Longitudinal Cracks and Joints Separation in Concrete Pavement,: which investigated the causes and repairs of longitudinal joint separations and faulting.
Date: November 2010
Creator: Fowler, David W.; Whitney, David & Ha, Soojun
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Designing Fine Aggregate Mixtures to evaluate fatigue crack growth in asphalt mixtures

Description: "Fatigue cracking is a significant form of pavement distress in flexible pavements. The properties of the sand-asphalt mortars or fine aggregate matrix (FAM) can be used to characterize the evolution of fatigue crack growth and self-healing in asphalt mixtures. This study compares the internal microstructure of the mortar within a full asphalt mixture to the internal microstructure of the FAM specimen. This study also conducts a limited evaluation of the influence of mixture properties and methods of compaction on the engineering properties of the FAM specimens. The results from this study, although limited in number, indicate that in most cases the SGC compacted FAM specimen had a microstructure that most closely resembled the microstructure of the mortar within a full asphalt mixture. Another finding from this study was that, at a given level of damage, the healing characteristic of the three different types of FAM mixes was not significantly different. This indicates that the healing rate is mostly dictated by the type of binder and not significantly influenced by the gradation or binder content, as long as the volumetric distribution of the mastic was the same. In other words, the inherent healing characteristics of the asphalt binder play a more significant role relative to other properties (e.g. volumetrics) in the overall fatigue cracking resistance of the asphalt mixture."
Date: April 2001
Creator: Bhasin, Amit; Motamed, Arash & Izadi, Anoosha
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Quantitative characterization of microstructure of asphalt mixtures

Description: "The main objective of this study was to quantitatively characterize the three dimensional micro-structure of the asphalt binder withing the fine aggregate matrix of an asphalt mixture and compare the influence of binder content, coarse aggregate gradation, and fine aggregate gradation on this micro-structure."
Date: October 2010
Creator: Badgekar, Swapneel; Bhasin, Amit & Izadi, Anoosha
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CAM Mix Design With Local Aggregates

Description: "This study provides revised mix design recommendations for crack attenuating mixtures (CAM) with local aggregates. The use of lower quality aggregates is cost beneficial but limits the application of these mixes in terms of reduced performance. Aggregate guidelines and aggregate quality criteria are provided to enhance the rutting and cracking performance of these mixes. The mix design recommendations as well as aggregate guidelines and quality criteria provided in the report are based on laboratory investigations and field validation is strongly recommended before implementation."
Date: October 2011
Creator: Smit, Andre de Fortier; Prasad, Sivaram; Prozzi, Jorge Alberto & Tahmoressi, Maghsoud
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The Overlay Tester : A Sensitivity Study to Improve Repeatability and Minimize Variability in the Test Results

Description: "This report presents a comprehensive sensitivity evaluation of the critical steps of the Overlay Tester (OT) test procedure in an attempt to optimize the OT repeatability and minimize variability in the test results."
Date: February 2012
Creator: Walubita, Lubinda F.; Faruk, Abu N.; Das, Gautam; Tanvir, Hossain A.; Zhang, Jun & Scullion, Tom
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