U. A. Mannan and R. A. Tarefder, Evaluation of Plus Grades of Performance Graded (PG) Asphalt Binder (Phase-II), (April 2016 - present)
Detailed evaluation of Plus Grades of Performance Graded Binders (PG+) to validate use of PG+ binders in New Mexico projects versus currently used binder modification per NMDOT specifications.
U. A. Mannan, H. Faisal and R. A. Tarefder, Mechanical and Rheological RAP Characterization of NMDOT Mixes, (July 2012 - May 2016)
This project is on the materials properties, specifications, test procedures, design methods, and performance of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) contained Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA).
U. A. Mannan, H. Faisal and R. A. Tarefder, Relating Dynamic Shear Modulus (G*) of Performance Grade (PG) Asphalt Binders to Nanoindentation Stiffness (E), (September 2014 - September 2016)
This study proposes to conduct dynamic shear modulus (G*) and nanoindentation stiffness (E) testing of selected Performance Grade (PG) asphalt binders of New Mexico sources and examine possible correlation between G* and E.