Archive for July, 2011

Students in transportation materials research were on-site last week setting up a field experiment to test the effects of different tack coat rates on pavement interface strength. Seen in this photo, students are collecting mix from the back of the paving machine prior to the surface course being placed onto their test sections.

Students sample mix at the coventry salt shed

Using the new Connecticut Advanced Shear Tester (CAST) fixture developed by Dr. Adam Zofka and his students, the researchers will test six cores from each of the three sections they laid out with the help of the Tilcon CT Inc. Paving crew.


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