Asphalt technology in Chile: Leading research and practice

Rodrigo Delgadillo, Carlos Wahr, Gabriel García

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In its present general practice, asphalt technology in Chile is still very empirical and traditional. There are, however, important projects on applied research, with industry-university-government partnerships, where significant changes are being generated with the objective of moving towards a performance based approach. An important research project is currently being executed with the objective of optimizing mixtures for use as asphalt overlays. Another relevant project is currently in progress for the implementation of the MEPDG in Chile, which includes developing an initial database for weather, traffic, and material characterization for mechanistic pavement design. Some other research initiatives, including modeling of indentation testing on asphalt binders, research on foamed asphalts, and distress model calibration efforts, are discussed. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists Asphalt Paving Technology (Austin, TX 4/1-4/2012).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventAsphalt Paving Technology, AAPT -
Duration: 1 Dec 2012 → …


ConferenceAsphalt Paving Technology, AAPT
Period1/12/12 → …

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    Delgadillo, R., Wahr, C., & García, G. (2012). Asphalt technology in Chile: Leading research and practice. 775-796. Paper presented at Asphalt Paving Technology, AAPT, .