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What is inside this section: Testing

An overview of concepts related to pavement testing. A number of different test procedures are used to evaluate construction materials, paving mixtures, and finished pavements.

Figure 1: L.A. abrasion testing equipment.

Aggregate Tests

An introduction to key tests used to determine the material characteristics and properties of aggregate materials for use in pavement construction. Test results are an important part of mix design and can help predict pavement quality.

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Backhoe used to place and initially grade spots

In designing and building pavements, we sometimes casually assume that making a pavement thicker also makes it stronger, but even to the extent this is true, how thick is thick enough? One of the key questions in the structural design of an asphalt pavement is how thick each layer of the structure should be. During … Read more »