Pursuit of the simple performance test for asphalt mixture rutting

M. W. Witczak, Kamil Kaloush, H. Von Quintus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

34 Scopus citations


Major changes in the asphalt pavement industry have occurred in the last 10 years. Potential changes in the next 10 years will be substantial and highly positive to technology. This paper presents an overview of recent research efforts undertaken to recommend a fundamentally based laboratory "Simple Performance Test" (SPT) for permanent deformation evaluation of asphalt mixtures. The test is intended to be used within the newly adopted "Superpave" volumetric mixture design procedure, and to provide accurate correlation to field rutting performance. The laboratory testing program included mixtures and performance data from three major experimental sites: the Minnesota Road Project (MnROAD), the Federal Highway (FHWA) Accelerated Loading Facility Study (ALF), and the FHWA Performance Related Specifications Study (WesTrack). Eleven test types and over eighty test response parameters were evaluated. This paper focuses on three selected candidate tests for the rutting evaluation: the dynamic modulus, static creep, and the repeated load permanent deformation tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAsphalt Paving Technology: Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists-Proceedings of the Technical Sessions
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2002
EventAsphalt Paving Technology 2002 - Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2002Mar 20 2002


OtherAsphalt Paving Technology 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColorado Springs, CO


  • Asphalt Mixtures
  • Field Test Sites
  • Rutting
  • Simple Performance Test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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