TRB Webinar: Ruggedness Testing—Evaluating Asphalt Mixture Cracking Resistance

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December 05, 2022 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Cracking is a primary distress mode of asphalt pavements that creates the need for their rehabilitation. Laboratory testing is designed to evaluate cracking; however, an NCHRP report recommends revisions to all cracking test methods evaluated. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern that will present the results of ruggedness testing of for the cracking resistance of asphalt mixes. Presenters will highlight eight laboratory tests and revisions to the test methods. The webinar will be of interest to engineers in state and local transportation agencies and in industry with responsibility for evaluating the performance of asphalt mixes. Testing methods for all types of asphalt pavement cracking—thermal, reflection, fatigue, and topdown— will be explored.

This webinar is based on NCHRP Report 987 Ruggedness of Laboratory Tests for Asphalt Mixture Cracking Resistance.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Ruggedness of laboratory tests for asphalt mixture cracking resistance – Fujie Zhou, Texas A&M Transportation
  • Cracking tests and balanced mix design – Casey Nash, Maine Department of Transportation 
  • Question and answer session moderated by Tom Bennert, Rutgers University

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Make informed decisions about implementing new research to ruggedness testing of cracking tests


Professional Development Hours

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

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TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.


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