Long-Term Aging of Asphalt Mixtures for Performance Testing and Prediction

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 18:00

The accurate characterization of the in situ aging of asphalt pavement materials over the service life of the pavement is of utmost importance to the implementation of mechanistic empirical (ME) pavement design and analysis methods.

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Research Report 973: Long-Term Aging of Asphalt Mixtures for Performance Testing and Prediction: Phase III Results refines the aging procedure developed in the original NCHRP Research Report 871: Long-Term Aging of Asphalt Mixtures for Performance Testing and Prediction. The updates field calibrate the original project aging model (PAM), develop procedures to estimate the PAM inputs, and develop a framework by which the predicted changes in asphalt binder properties that are due to oxidative aging can be related to corresponding changes in asphalt mixture performance. This report is available from the National Academies web site at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24959