Minnesota Department of Transportation Research Services Section
At present, like many other agencies, the Minnesota Department of Transportation asphalt material specifications
rely primarily on volumetric properties to ensure good field performance. There have been considerable amounts of
research efforts to develop so called “asphalt performance tests” that can link laboratory-measured parameters to
pavement performance. Research efforts are also undertaken to refine the asphalt mix-design method so that
laboratory tests and procedures can be incorporated into material specification. This research project explored
availability of such tests, their suitability, and their use by other agencies.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Research Services Section
Dave, Eshan; Koktan, Philip Dale.
Synthesis of Performance Testing of Asphalt Concrete.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Research Services Section.
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