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QCS 2014 Section 06: Roadworks Page 24

Part 05: Asphalt Works

5.6 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF ASPHALT CONCRETE

1 Based on the Engineer request, the asphalt mixture performance properties can be
determined.

2 The performance properties of asphalt mixtures shall be measured for every asphalt
concrete layer at least on the following frequencies:

(a) Prior asphalt laying on a laboratory prepared sample at the asphalt binder content
specified in the JMF.

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(b) Asphalt mix sampled from behind the paver every 10000t of mix.

3 The purpose of the performance testing is to allow for pavement performance evaluation and

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verification of pavement structural design through the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical
Pavement Design Guide. Performance models, references, test conditions are shown in table
5.18 below:

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Table 5.18

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Performance Models Criteria

Performance Test
an
Test Conditions Applications / Use
Model Reference
St
100X150mm cylindrical
The E* is used in mechanistic
AASHTO PP60, sample under uniaxial
Dynamic Modulus analysis to evaluate the structural
TP79 Procedure stress, zero confining
Master Curve responses of the asphalt
n

A, & PP61 pressure and sinusoidal


concrete layers
io

deviator stress
ct

AASHTO PP60 100X150mm cylindrical To evaluate the rutting


ru

Rutting Model & TP79 sample under triaxial characteristics of the asphalt
Procedure B stress mixture in the form of a rutting
st

model or Flow Number (FN)


on

64x50x380mm beam The initial flexural stiffness is


specimen is subjected to measured at the 50th load cycle.
C

a 4-point bending with Fatigue life or failure shall be


Fatigue Model AASHTO T321 free rotation and defined as the number of cycles
horizontal translation at
ar

corresponding to 50% reduction


all load and reaction in the initial stiffness.
points
at

Conduct asphalt binder Viscosity-temperature relationship


Q

A-VTS test in the (A-VTS) of the asphalt binder is


Rheometer (DSR) to determined in order to assess the
Aging Model ASTM D7175 measure G* and  in impact of binder aging on the E*
accordance with ASTM property of the asphalt mix at
D7175 at multiple various stages of the pavement
temperatures life

4 Modelling methods adopted by Asphalt Institute and Shell or equivalent shall be used. The
contractor shall submit a proposal includes performance modelling testing and interpretation
procedures to the Engineer for approval.