Pavement Lab

Pavement Laboratory

  • Materials testing system for dynamic and resilient modulus of soils, aggregate, and asphalt.
  • 3 MTS frames with 3 separate controllers and 3 environmental chambers, 1 large hydraulic pump.
  • Triaxial cyclic testing capabilities with varying lateral pressures
  • Beam fatigue tetsing facility, hydraulic power system
  • Diametral modulus and Indirect tension devices, Data Acquisition (DAQ) system with LabVIEW
  • Uniaxial compression machine of 600 ksi capacity, automated asphalt saw and coring machine
  • Superpave Gyratory compactor, Marshall Compactor, and Fatigue Beam (PMW linear) compactor
  • Micro-Deval, Los Angeles abrasion testing device, sand equivalent testers, ovens, and compression device
  • A full range of sieve shakers, splitters, aggregate washer, mixing whisks, water baths, specific gravity testing device, scales, and ovens
  • A large Freeze-Thaw Chamber
  • Vacuum desiccator, permeability (lab and field) apparatus, MIST device
  • Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device

Asphalt Laboratory

  • A micro-nano scale research grade Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) with convection oven
  • Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR), Bohlin dynamic shear rheometer, and Brookfield rotational viscometer
  • Direct Tension Tester (DTT)
  • Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO), Pressure Aging Vessel (PAV), degassing oven, three draft ovens
  • Two NCAT ignition furnaces for asphalt content determination
  • Multiple sets of devices for binder specific gravity, softening point, kinematic viscometer, absolute viscometer equipment, and penetrometers
  • Several high precision scales, water bath and heating plates, micro-mixing systems
  • Asphalt Adhesion (Texture) Analyzer
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Tribology System
  • Rotavapor, chemical extraction
  • Centrifuge for binder separation; Centrifuge for fines separation
  • Wirtgen foamer and mixer