Mix Optimization

The main questions involved in the design of pavement mix are how much money can be saved and how sustainable a road can be built? It is important to know the calculations of mix design in order to best answer these. Contractors must review mix volumetrics and know the current specifications of the area. It can help to get involved with local asphalt or stone associations, who can help change or create new specifications. It is necessary to know the current regulations. Many people in the industry have been trained inadequately and may not know the correct way to apply volumetrics to mix design. Information regarding volumetrics can be found with the National Center for Asphalt technology, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, or a state asphalt association. It is key to test mixes to insure quality and to use the best possible materials for the design.


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  • Accession Number: 01489703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2013 4:58PM