Advanced quality control methods for road paving construction by utilizing sensory devices

Yong K. Cho, Thaddaeus Bode, Yong Rak Kim

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Abstract

This study is currently being conducted to produce a more realistic picture of how variables are created and dealt with from hot mix asphalt (HMA) paving construction in the State of Nebraska. Several paving projects across Nebraska have been visited where sensory devices are being used to test how density, moisture content within the asphalt, material surface temperature, internal temperature, wind speed, haul time, and equipment type, contribute to temperature differentials. Areas of high temperature differentials are identified using an infrared camera, and confirmed with a penetrating thermometer. A non-nuclear density device is also used to record how the lower temperature asphalt density compares to the more consistent hot area. After all variables are recorded, the location is recorded via a handheld global positioning system(GPS) to aid in locating points of interest in future site revisits to verify the research findings. Initial data collection suggests that most variables having the largest impact on quality can be controlled with adequate planning, and proper lay down procedures. Copyright ASCE 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress
Pages516-525
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 Construction Research Congress - Building a Sustainable Future - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2009Apr 7 2009

Publication series

NameBuilding a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2009 Construction Research Congress - Building a Sustainable Future
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period4/5/094/7/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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