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Blog posts tagged with 'Pavement Design'

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Soil Direct Shear Test: Understanding the Process

This blog provides an informative guide on why direct shear testing is essential, and we guide you on what equipment you need to perform the test based on ASTM D3080 and AASHTO T 236.

Asphalt Tack Coat: Testing Shear Strength

A multilayer asphalt design must perform as a single unit to withstand heavy traffic loads. In our latest blog, we’re taking a look at how asphalt tack coat is used to strengthen pavements, and how shear strength is tested to ensure optimal performance.

Soil Classification: Foundation and Pavement Design Starts Here
Soil Classification: Foundation and Pavement Design Starts Here

In this blog, we explore the two primary forms of soil classification for geotechnical purposes. Visual and laboratory classifications of soils are two distinct procedures that are part of a complete soils investigation.

Gilson Asphalt Content Furnace: A Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide
Gilson Asphalt Content Furnace: A Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide

In order to ensure that your Gilson Asphalt Content Furnace operates smoothly for many years, we’ve outlined some maintenance procedures and tips to follow.

NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace: A Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide
NCAT Asphalt Content Furnace : A Step-by-Step Guide

When using your NCAT furnace, it’s important to follow some basic weekly maintenance procedures.  In this blog post, we’ll provide an easy step-by-step guide, complete with a list of do’s, don’ts and maintenance help for the NCAT.

Asphalt Oxidation: Advantages of Pressure Aging Vessel Test
Why a Pressure Aging Vessel is Valuable

A method to simulate long-term, oxidative aged asphalt binder is important for predicting distress in asphalt as it ages. A Pressure Aging Vessel is a great solution and this blog post will highlight the background and benefits of these powerful machines.

What Is The Rolling Thin Film Oven Test Method?
All You Need to Know About RTFO

If you need to accurately measure the effect of heat and air on asphalt binder, a good option to consider is a Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO). This blog post outlines everything you need to know from the procedure to benefits and equipment recommendations.

Asphalt Content Testing: Solvent Extraction vs Ignition Furnace (Infographic)

Comparing the pros and cons of solvent extraction vs. the furnace ignition method for asphalt content testing will help you select the best procedure for your application.