Asphalt Paving Technology 2012

Volume 81, Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists

Edited by: Eugene Skok, Ph.D.

©2012, 855 pages, 6×9, Hardcover w/CD
ISBN: 978-1-60595-100-3
ISSN: 0270-2932

  • New developments in photocalytic asphalt and novel mixtures/binders
  • Key advances in testing, scale-up and production
  • Special feature on asphalt technologies in Latin America
  • Accompanying CD contains all text, fully-searchable

The book Asphalt Paving Technology 2012 comprises over 30 new and not previously published technical papers from the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists on all phases of asphalt research and applications, including mixing, mixture elements, and testing.

Two highlights of this 855-page series volume are solutions to production and scale-up problems in asphalt plants and an entire section devoted to asphalt research and applications in Latin America.

The CD-ROM displays figures and illustrations in articles in full color along with a title screen and main menu screen. Each user can link to all papers from the Table of Contents and Author Index and also link to papers and front matter by using the global bookmarks which allow navigation of the entire CD-ROM from every article. Search features on the CD-ROM can be by full text including all key words, article title, author name, and session title. The CD-ROM has Autorun feature for Windows along with the program for Adobe Acrobat Reader. One year of technical support is included with your purchase of this product.

Selected keywords: photocatalytic asphalt; rutting; cracking resistance; fracture properties; RAP aggregate; high polymer mixtures; longitudinal joints; asphalt concrete; GB5 mix design


  • Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Sustainable Photocatalytic Asphalt Pavements
  • Renewable Fuel Co-Products—Potential Uses in Asphalt
  • Rutting Characterization of Warm Mix Asphalt and High RAP Mixtures
  • Evaluation of Laboratory Coating and Compaction Procedures for Cold Mix Asphalt
  • Internal Structure Characterization of Asphalt Mixtures for Rutting Performance Using Imaging Analysis
  • Characterizing Viscoelastic Properties of Asphalt Mixtures Utilizing Loaded Wheel Tester (LWT)
  • Effects of Interface Condition Characteristics on Open-Graded Friction Course Top-Down Cracking Performance
  • Development of Fracture Energy Based Interface Bond Test for Asphalt Concrete
  • Investigation of Size Effect in Asphalt Mixture Fracture Testing at Low Temperature
  • Modeling of Fatigue Damage Functions for Hot Mix Asphalt and Application to Surface Cracking
  • Modeling and Evaluation of the Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Mixtures Using the Semi-Circular Bending Test at Intermediate Temperatures
  • Predictive Relationships for HMA Fracture Properties Based on Mixture Component Characteristics
  • Measured and Predicted Performance Impacts from Reduced Design Gyrations
  • Effects of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Content and Virgin Binder Grade on Properties of Plant Produced Mixtures
  • Performance Characteristics of Plant-Produced High RAP Mixtures
  • Recommendations for the Characterization of RAP Aggregate Properties Using Traditional Testing and Mixture Volumetrics
  • Successful High RAP Mixes Designed with Balanced Rutting and Cracking Requirements
  • Laboratory Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Dry Added Ground Tire Rubber and a Processing Aid
  • The Effect of Loose Mix Aging on the Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt
  • GB5 Mix Design: High-Performance and Cost-Effective Asphalt Concretes by Use of Gap-Graded Curves and SBS Modified Bitumens
  • Laboratory Evaluation of High Polymer Plant-Produced Mixtures
  • Relationship between Bond Energy and Total Work of Fracture for Asphalt Binder-Aggregate Systems
  • Measuring Physico-Chemical Interaction in Mastics Using Glass Transition
  • Development of a Compact Laboratory Aging Procedure for Asphalt Binders
  • Delayed Mechanical Response in Modified Asphalt Binders Characteristics, Modeling and Engineering Implications


  • Recent Advances in Production Facilities
  • Production and Construction of HMA and WMA: How to Get a Laboratory Mix Design to Work Through the Plant
  • Layer Thickness, Compaction Temperatures, and Achieving Density
  • Best Practices for Specifying and Constructing HMA Longitudinal Joints
  • Milling and Paving Operations for Smoothness and Uniformity


  • Evolution and Direction of Asphalt Specifications and Research in Latin America
  • Asphalt Technology in Chile: Leading Research and Practice
  • Asphalt Specifications and Research Challenges in Colombia
  • Advances in Asphalt Research and Specifications in Central America—Costa Rica

List of Award Winners
List of Officers and Life Members
Index of Contributors and Discussors

In addition to the papers listed above, the following items are also included in the CD:

  • AAPT List of Members
  • Presentations of Papers Presented at 2012 Annual Meeting
  • 2012 Annual Meeting Pictures

1. Laboratory and field evaluation of sustainable photocatalytic asphalt pavements
2. Renewable fuel co-products—potential uses in asphalt
3. Rutting characterization of warm mix asphalt and high RAP mixtures
4. Evaluation of laboratory coating and compaction procedures for cold mix asphalt
5. Internal structure characterization of asphalt mixtures for rutting performance using imaging analysis
6. Characterizing viscoelastic properties of asphalt mixtures utilizing loaded wheel tester (LWT)
7. Effect of interface condition characteristics on open-graded friction course top-down cracking performance
8. Development of fracture-energy-based interface bond text for asphalt concrete
9. Investigation of size effect in asphalt mixture fracture testing at low temperature
10. Modeling of fatigue damage functions for hot mix asphalt and application to surface cracking
11. Modeling and evaluation of the cracking resistance of asphalt mixtures using the semi-circular bending test at intermediate temperatures
12. Predictive relationships for HMA fracture properties based on mixture component characteristics
13. Measured and predicted performance impacts from reduced design gyrations
14. Effects of reclaimed asphalt pavement content and virgin binder grade on properties of plant-produced mixtures
15. Performance characteristics of plant-produced high RAP mixtures
16. Recommendations for the characterization of RAP aggregate properties using traditional testing and mixture volumetrics
17. Successful high RAP mixes designed with balanced rutting and cracking requirements
18. Laboratory evaluation of asphalt mixtures containing dry added ground tire rubber and a processing aid
19. The effect of loose mix aging on the performance of warm mix asphalt
20. GB5 mix design: High-performance and cost-effective asphalt concretes by is of gap-graded curves and SBS modified bitumens
21. Laboratory evaluation of high-polymer plant-produced mixtures
22. Relationship between bond energy and total work of fracture for asphalt binder-aggregate systems
23. Measuring physical-chemical interaction in mastics using glass transition
24. Development of a compact laboratory aging procedure for asphalt binders
25. Delayed mechanical response in modified asphalt binders: characteristics, modeling and engineering implications

PART II: Trends and challenges in production and construction of HMA
26. Recent advances in production facilities
27. Production and construction of HMA and WMA: How to get a laboratory mix design to work through the plant
28. Layer thickness, compaction temperatures and achieving density
29. Best practices for specifying and constructing HMA longitudinal joints

PART III International developments
30. Evolution and direction of asphalt specifications and research in Latin America
31. Asphalt technology in Chile: Leading research and practice
32. Asphalt research in Colombia
33. Advances in asphalt research in Costa Rica

©2012, 855 pages, 6×9, Hardcover w/CD
ISBN: 978-1-60595-100-3
ISSN: 0270-2932

USD Price: $200.00