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Dr. Cassie Castorena

Dr. Cassie Castorena

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 919-515-6411
Email: cahintz@ncsu.edu
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Dr. Nithin Sudersanan

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Email: nsudara@ncsu.edu,

CE 595 Asphalt and Bituminous Materials

3 Credit Hours

Asphalt and Bituminous Materials covers:

  • Introduction to pavements / pavement distress
  • Asphalt chemistry
  • Traditional asphalt grading systems
  • Superpave Performance Grading (PG) system
  • Aggregate specification
  • Traditional asphalt mixture design methods
  • Superpave volumetric mix design
  • Performance test methods and models

Prerequisite

CE 332 Materials of Construction or equivalent.

Course Objectives

Students completing should demonstrate the ability to:

  1. describe the fundamental properties and behavior of asphalt cements and emulsions;
  2. describe the engineering properties of mineral aggregate used in asphalt concrete;
  3. describe the fundamental properties and behavior of asphalt concrete;
  4. analyze the results of Superpave binder Performance Graded specification tests;
  5. perform Superpave volumetric mixture design;
  6. analyze and understand strengths and weaknesses of various performance test methods; and
  7. analyze and model the results from various performance test methods.

Course Requirements

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Textbook

None required.