ARC Deliverables/Products Presentation and Workshop

Location and Date
TRB 2015
Marriott Marquis, Washington DC
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

As the Asphalt Research Consortium program, coordinated by Western Research Institute with partners Texas A&M University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Nevada Reno, Advanced Asphalt Technologies, and the National Center for Asphalt Technology, supported under Federal Highway Administration Cooperative Agreement No. DTFH61-07-H-00009 nears its completion, some 83 anticipated project deliverables, grouped into three areas, including Reports, Test Methods/Practices, and Models/Software are now under review. The basis for these project deliverables results from research that was originally grouped into seven areas of topical interest to the highway community, they are, Moisture Damage, Fatigue, Engineered Paving Materials, Vehicle-Pavement Interaction, Validation, Technology Development, and Technology Transfer.  To this end, stake holders were invited to this workshop which showcased some of the key products we feel are of importance and value to the highway community.


Introduction and Opening Remarks. [Troy Pauli, Western Research Institute; JP Planche, Western Research Institute]

Implementation of Pavement Analysis using Non-Linear Damage Approach (Standalone-PANDA). [Bob Lytton, Texas A&M University]

Distributed Continuum Fracture (DCF) Need for DCF Approach. [Bob Lytton, Texas A&M University]

Microstructure Cohesive Zone Modeling for Cracking and Moisture Damage [Bob Lytton, Texas A&M University]

Pavement Engineering Software: Pavement Response Model to Dynamic Loads (3D-Move). [Elie Y. Hajj, University of Nevada, Reno; Peter Sebaaly, University of Nevada, Reno; Raj Siddharthan, University of Nevada, Reno]

Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Under Critical Conditions. [Elie Y. Hajj, University of Nevada, Reno; Peter Sebaaly, University of Nevada, Reno; Alvaro Ulloa, Dynatest; Raj Siddharthan, University of Nevada, Reno]

Mix Design for Cold in-Place Recycling (CIR). [Peter Sebaaly, University of Nevada, Reno; Elie Y. Hajj, University of Nevada, Reno; Murugaiyah Piratheepan, University of Nevada, Reno]

Pavement Engineering Software: Thermal Cracking Analysis Package (TCAP). [Elie Y. Hajj, University of Nevada, Reno; Zia Alavi, University of Nevada, Reno; Nathan Morian, University of Nevada, Reno; Peter Sebaaly, University of Nevada, Reno]

Asphalt Binder Yield Energy and Elastic Recovery Using the Dynamic Shear Rheometer. [Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin-Madison]

Characterization of Damage Resistance to Rutting Using IPAS2 Software. [Pouya Teymourpour, University of Wisconsin-Madison]

Low Temperature Cracking Characterization of Asphalt Binders Using Single Edge Notch Bending (SENB). [Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin-Madison]

ARC Comparative Pavement Sites and LTPP: 4-mm DSR, Micro-sampling and Micro-extraction, Universal Simple Aging Test (USAT) Test Validation. [Mike Farrar, Western Research Institute]

Chemomechanical Approaches to Predict Asphalt Pavement Behavior and Performance. [Troy Pauli, Western Research Institute; Linbing Wang, Virginia Tech; Wenjuan Sun, Virginia Tech]

A Micro-scale Approach to Evaluate the Asphalt Low Temperature Properties. [Yue Hou, Virginia Tech; Dong Wang, Virginia Tech; Wenjuan Sun, Virginia Tech; Troy Pauli, Western Research Institute; Linbing Wang, Virginia Tech]

Composition “Recipe” for Asphalt Molecular Simulation. [Mike Greenfield, University of Rhode Island]


ARC Database Workshop at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

Location and Date
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101, USA
September 11-12, 2013

Meeting Goals
- Demonstrate functionality of the ARC database system.
- Collect constructive feedback.
- Solicit input related to features that would be needed by external entities (FHWA, regional DOT agencies)

Related Information
Presentation at TFHRC
Querying the report repository – Demonstration and hand-on activity


Second International Workshop on Asphalt Mastics

Location and Date
Lecture Room C, Stevinweg 1
Delft, Netherlands
June 18, 2012

Course Content
The 2nd International ISAP Workshop on Asphalt Mastics, organized by UW-Madison, TU Delft, and KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), will be held on Monday June 18, 2012 at TU Delft just before the 7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements.

The main objective of this workshop is to serve as a platform for exchange of information on the state-of-art in various aspects of modeling and characterization of asphalt mastics. The workshop will also facilitate discussion for future research needs in this area.

The registration fee is US$200 for all participants except students (US$75). For more information about workshop and registration please visit:

Course Organizers
UW-Madison, TU Delft, and KTH (Royal Institute of Technology),



ARC Database Webinar: Training for ARC Consortium Members

Date and Time
Friday, February 25, 2011
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

The training will provide participants with a summary of the software and technologies used to create the database, a high-level overview of the database structure and the user interface, and a detailed demonstration of the user interface for the software and best practices for its use.

Webinar Organizers
Elie Y. Hajj, Michael V. Ekedahl & Jeremy Tweet - University of Nevada Reno

Related Information
Presentation: "ARC Database Webinar: Training for ARC Consortium Members"


An Intensive Course on: Advanced Constitutive Modeling and Characterization of Asphaltic Materials

Location and Date
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA
September 21-25, 2009

Course Content
The course is under the auspices of the ISAP TC Constitutive Modeling of Asphaltic Materials and aims at engineers, scientists, and researchers who want to familiarize themselves with the mathematics, computational methods and characterization techniques associated with constitutive modeling of asphaltic materials. This is of paramount importance for the pavement design community as it moves to mechanistic-empirical and, ultimately, fully mechanistic pavement modeling.

In the course, a team of international experts shall explain the mathematical fundamentals and state-of-the-art material characterization techniques of asphaltic materials. The course includes hands-on laboratory sessions.

Course Organizers
Eyad Masad & Dallas Little - Texas A&M University, USA
Tom Scarpas & Niki Kringos - TU Delft, The Netherlands:

Course Program


International Workshop on the Use of Wide-Base Tires

Location and Date
Federal Highway Administration
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
October 25-26, 2007

Provide a venue for the exchange of ideas on the use and performance of wide-base tires on heavy trucks, both domestically and internationally.  This includes the current state of knowledge on the pavement response to these tires.  This will allow us to provide better direction for the current and future research in this field.  The workshop interest will focus on the effect of wide-base tires on pavement performance, pavement design, environment, safety, freight, and highway policy.

1. Identify the state of the practice of wide-base tires both domestically and internationally, both in terms of tire configuration and market share and demand.
2. Identify relevant recent and current national and international research efforts on wide-base tires.
3. Identify the research needs as to the effectiveness and impact of using wide-base tires. 

Desired Outcomes
Provide direction of future research related to wide-base tires to improve our understanding of their impact on pavement and the environment and the implications for their increased use on infrastructure, the trucking industry, and the environment.
2. Establish collaboration between meeting attendees to initiate the research.
3. Communicate the results of this workshop through distribution of the minutes, presentations and supporting reference documents on the Asphalt Research Consortium (ARC) website and portable media.

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