Advanced Asphalt Materials Laboratory

The Advanced Asphalt Materials Laboratory contains equipment to test and develop Superpave. Superpave (superior performing asphalt pavements) is a process for designing and analyzing performance-based mixes. The lab was equipped through donations from the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa, monies from Iowa State University, and asphalt contractors and suppliers.

Key Specs

  • Gyratory compactor
  • Bending beam rheometer
  • Dynamic shear rheometer
  • Pressure aging vessel
  • Rolling thin film oven
  • NCAT ignition furnace
  • Direct tension tester
  • Rotational viscometer
  • Nottingham Asphalt Tester (NAT)