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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Asphalt Binder and Mixture Laboratory Publications

  1. Kommidi S.R., Elwardany M.D., Kim Y-R., Mensching D.J. (2022) “Finite Element Modeling of FHWA-ALF Test Sections with Fatigue Damage Using a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Cohesive Zone Integrated with Gaussian Damage Evolution,” in press, Transportation Research Record.
  2. Mensching D.J., Elwardany M.D., Veginati V. (2022) “Evaluating the Sensitivity of Intermediate Temperature Performance Tests to Multiple Loose Mixture Aging Temperatures Using the FHWA Accelerated Loading Facility’s RAP/RAS Experiment,” in press, Transportation Research Record.
  3. Golalipour A., Veginati V., Mensching D.J. (2021) “Evaluation of Asphalt Mixture Performance Using Cracking and Durability Tests on Accelerated Pavement Test Sections,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, DOI: 10.177/03611981211021856.
  4. Golalipour A., Mensching D.J. (2020) “Evaluation of Emerging Performance Tests and Pavement Performance Prediction Models Using the FlexPAVETM Software,” Proceedings of the Advancements in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  5. Chen C., Yin F., Andriescu A., Moraes R., Mensching D.J., Tran N., Taylor A. (2020) “Preliminary Validation of the Critical Aging Protocol for NCAT Top-Down Cracking Experiment,” Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, San Diego, CA.
  6.  Dongre R., Youtcheff J., Mensching D.J. (2020) “Developing a Characterization Tool for Uncompacted Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement,” Journal of Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, San Diego, CA.
  7. Office of Infrastructure Research and Development (2020) “Asphalt Binder and Mixture Laboratory Look-Ins: Issue 1,” Publication FHWA-HRT-20-057, Federal Highway Administration.
  8. Mensching D.J., Daniel J.S., Underwood B.S. (2018) “Exploring Indicators for Fatigue Cracking in Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements Using Viscoelastic Continuum Damage Theory,” Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2018.1418713.

Recent Presentations:

  1. Mensching D.J. (2022) “Highlights from FHWA’s Mixture Performance Test Comparison Study – Phase II”, FHWA Asphalt Pavements and Materials Technical Feedback Group, Tampa, FL.
  2. Dongre R., Rezaei A., Mensching D.J. (2022) “Application of Data Science and Machine Learning: Case Examples and Vision from FHWA’s Asphalt Materials Research Program”, 1st International Data Science for Pavements Symposium, McLean, VA.
  3. Carvalho R., Lee K., Elwardany M., Mensching D.J. (2022) “Understanding Pavement Design Through Data Analysis in Accelerated Pavement Testing Experiments”, 1st International Data Science for Pavements Symposium, McLean, VA.
  4. Elwardany M.D., Bennert T., Andriescu A., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J. (2022) “Impact of the Asphalt Binder Rheological and Failure Properties on Airfield and Highway Pavement Performance,” 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
  5. Elwardany M.D., Habbouche J., Andriescu A., Mensching D.J., Hajj E.Y., Piratheepan M. (2022) “Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of High Polymer-Modified Asphalt Binders Beyond Linear Viscoelastic Rheological Surrogates,” 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
  6. Belagutti S., Mensching D.J., Mergenmeier A. (2022) “Development of Macrotexture Test Method for Dense Graded Asphalt,” 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
  7. Kommidi S.R., Elwardany M.D., Kim Y-R., Mensching D.J. (2022) “Finite Element Modeling of FHWA-ALF Test Sections with Fatigue Damage Using a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Cohesive Zone Integrated with Gaussian Damage Evolution,” 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
  8. Mensching D.J., Elwardany M.D., Veginati V. (2022) “Evaluating the Sensitivity of Intermediate Temperature Performance Tests to Multiple Loose Mixture Aging Temperatures Using the FHWA Accelerated Loading Facility’s RAP/RAS Experiment,” 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
  9. Mensching D.J., Elwardany M.D., Veginati V. (2021) “Evaluating the Sensitivity of Intermediate Temperature Performance Tests to Multiple Loose Mixture Aging Temperatures Using the FHWA ALF’s RAP/RAS Experiment,” National Asphalt Webinar, Federal Highway Administration.
  10. Andriescu A., Elwardany M., Akter N., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J. (2021) “Critical Review of the Properties of Recovered Accelerated Loading Facility Binders and Connections with Pavement Performance: Six Years of In-Situ Aging in the Presence of RAP and RAS,” Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY (Virtual).
  11. Elwardany M.D., Andriescu A., Veginati V., Dongre R., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J., Akter N. (2021) “Base Binder-Dependent Reactivity in Epoxy-Modified Asphalt,” Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY (Virtual).
  12. Elwardany M.D., Veginati V., Mensching D.J. (2021) “Impact of Long-Term Aging on the Cracking Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing RAP and RAS,” Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY (Virtual).
  13. Rezaei-Tarahomi A., Mensching D.J. (2021) “An Update from FHWA on Artificial Intelligence Application Methods for Asphalt Binder and Mixture Performance,” Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY (Virtual).
  14. Veginati V., Elwardany M.D., Mensching D.J., Golalipour A., Andriescu A. (2021) “Evaluation of Various Asphalt Mixture Cracking Performance Tests for Pavement Design, Balanced Mix Design, and Production Quality Control,” Transportation Research Board’s 100th Annual Meeting (Virtual), Washington, DC.
  15. Golalipour A., Veginati V., Mensching D.J. (2021) “Evaluation of Asphalt Mixture Performance Using Cracking and Durability Tests on Accelerated Pavement Test Sections,” Transportation Research Board’s 100th Annual Meeting (Virtual), Washington, DC. 
  16. Elwardany M., Andriescu A., Veginati V., Carvalho R., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J. (2021) “Long Term Performance Evaluation of Warm Mixes with Recycling: Six Years of In-Situ Aging in the Presence of RAP/RAS and WMA,” RILEM TC Performance-based Asphalt Recycling Workshop, Universite Gustave Eiffel, Marne-la-Vallee, France (Virtual).
  17. Elwardany M.D., Mensching D.J. (2021) “A Tale of Two Deltas: Analysis Approach, Proposed Limits, and Validation Work to Address Binder Quality-Related Thermally Induced Surface Damage,” International Symposium on Frontiers in Road and Airport Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands (Virtual).
  18. Elwardany M.D., Veginati V., Andriescu A., Golalipour A., Mensching D.J. (2021) “Evaluation of Asphalt Mixture Cracking Performance Tests at a Full-Scale Pavement Facility,” Ontario Asphalt Expert Task Group (Virtual).
  19. Elwardany M.D., Mensching D.J., Golalipour A. (2020) “Multiscale Evaluation of Mixtures Containing High RAP/RAS and Recycling Agents,” Technical Committee 264 Workshop on Asphalt Pavement Recycling, RILEM International Symposium on Bituminous Materials, Lyon, France (Virtual).
  20. Mensching D.J., Golalipour A. (2020) “Mixture Performance Test Comparison Study Phase I Findings,” FHWA Asphalt Pavement and Materials Technical Feedback Group, Virtual.
  21. Golalipour A., Mensching D.J. (2020) “Evaluation of Emerging Performance Tests and Pavement Performance Prediction Models Using the FlexPAVETM Software,” Advancements in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction Conference (Virtual), San Antonio, TX.
  22. Dongre R., Andriescu A., Golalipour A., Veginati V., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J.S., (2020) “Exploration of Curing Characteristics of Diluted Epoxy-Modified Asphalt,” 57th Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference (Virtual), Laramie, WY.
  23. Carvalho R., Dongre R., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J., (2020) “Assessment of the NCHRP 1-52 Top-Down Cracking Model on a Full-Scale Pavement Test Section,” 57th Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference (Virtual), Laramie, WY. 
  24. Andriescu A., Golalipour A., Veginati V., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J. (2020) “Investigation of Physical Hardening Impact on the Loss of Low-Temperature Performance Grade and Delta Tc in Asphalt Binders,” 57th Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference (Virtual), Laramie, WY.
  25. Golalipour A., Veginati V., Mensching D.J. (2020) “Evaluation of Asphalt Mixture Performance Using Different Cracking and Durability Tests,” 57th Annual Petersen Asphalt Research Conference (Virtual), Laramie, WY.
  26. Chen C., Yin F., Andriescu A., Moraes R., Mensching D.J., Tran N., Taylor A. (2020) “Preliminary Validation of the Critical Aging Protocol for NCAT Top-Down Cracking Experiment,” Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists Annual Meeting (Virtual).
  27. Dongre R., Youtcheff J., Mensching D.J. (2020) “Developing a Characterization Tool for Uncompacted Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement,” Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists Annual Meeting (Virtual).
  28. Golalipour A., Mensching D.J. (2020) “Evaluation of Emerging Pavement Performance Prediction Models in the FlexPAVETM Software,” 2020 Pavement Analysis Workshop, Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 
  29. Golalipour A., Mensching D.J., Andriescu A. (2020) “Evaluation of ΔTc as Durability Performance Criteria,” Meeting of Standing Committee AFK20: Asphalt Binders, Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  30. Mensching D.J., Dongre R., Youtcheff J.S. (2020) “Evaluation of the Dongre Workability Test (DWT) for Characterizing Consistency of RAP Piles,” Poster Presentation, Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  31. Moraes R., Yin F., Chen C., Andriescu A., Mensching D.J., Tran N. (2020) “Evaluation of Laboratory Aging Procedures on Field Cracking Performance of Asphalt Binders”, Poster Presentation, Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  32. Youtcheff J., Andriescu A., Carvalho R., Dongre R., Golalipour A., Mensching D. (2020) “Findings from FHWA’s Turner-Fairbank Recycled Materials Laboratory and Field Experiments,” Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 
  33. Belagutti S., Mensching D.J., McCarthy L.M. (2020) “Comparison of Traditional Extraction Method with Automated Extraction Device: Preliminary Report,” Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  34. McCarthy L.M., Mensching D.J. (2019) “Mobile Asphalt Technology Center and Asphalt Binder and Mixture Laboratory – Implementation and Delivery,” National Asphalt Webinar, Federal Highway Administration.
  35. Golalipour A., Mensching D.J. (2019) “Investigation of Specimen Compaction Height Impact on AMPT Cyclic Fatigue Results,” Webinar to New York State Department of Transportation.
  36. Mensching D.J., Andriescu A., Dongre R., Youtcheff J. (2019) “Evaluation of Delta Tc and other Rheological/Fracture Parameters as Incompatibility/Fatigue Performance Criteria,” 56th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY.
  37. Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J., Dongre R., Li X., Andriescu A. (2019) “A Simple Test for Quality Control of RAP Piles – Progress Report,” 56th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY.
  38. Andriescu A., Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J., Dongre R., Belagutti S. (2019) “Evaluation of Glover-Rowe Parameter,” 56th Petersen Asphalt Research Conference, Laramie, WY.
  39. Mensching D.J. (2019) “Update: AMPT Specification and Test Standards,” Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester Transportation Pooled Fund Study Web Meeting.
  40. Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J., Li X., Andriescu A. (2019) “Performance Evaluation of Laboratory- and Field-Aged Asphalt Mixtures,” Transportation Research Board’s 98th Annual Meeting (with panel discussion), Washington, DC.
  41. Mensching D.J., Youtcheff J. (2018) “Updates from FHWA’s Asphalt Binder-Mixture Laboratory,” Asphalt Mixture and Construction Expert Task Group, Bellevue, WA.
  42. Mensching D.J. (2018) “Laboratory and Field Testing of Reclaimed Pavements,” Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program Delegation, Washington, DC.