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Advance Use of Recycled Asphalt in Flexible Pavement Infrastructure: Develop and Deploy Framework for Proper Use and Evaluation of Recycled Asphalt in Asphalt Mixtures

Project Information

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Start Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Pavement and Materials
TRT Terms: 
Infrastructure; Pavements; Research; Warm Mix; Paving Mixtures; Recycled Materials; Testing; Asphalt
FHWA Discipline: 
Pavement and Materials
TRB Subject Area: 
Highways, Materials, Pavements, Research

Contact Information

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Last Name: 
(202) 493-3232
Email Address: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

This project will build ten test pavements with different quantities of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP), different warm-mix asphalt (WMA) technologies, and different production temperatures. The relative ranking in fatigue cracking as well as supporting laboratory characterization will guide the recommendation.


The key project objective is to quantify the cracking resistance of high Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) mixtures that considers the use of lower temperature production with warm-mix asphalt (WMA) and recommend any limitations for combining the two technologies.


Deliverable Name: 
Protocol for evaluating Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) mixtures using Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) test method
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a test protocol in American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) draft format that uses the Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) equipment to determine the virgin binder performance grade, or limiting Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) content for asphalt mixtures containing high RAP in warm-mix asphalt (WMA).