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Asphalt Institute Mix Design Program Congratulations on your purchase of the Asphalt Institute Mix Design Pr

Asphalt Institute Mix Design Program

Congratulations on your purchase of the Asphalt Institute Mix Design Program! We believe this tool will help you more efficiently design asphalt mixtures. The Asphalt Institute Mix Design Program (AIMD) is structured for Superpave and Marshall mix design procedures. Many other programs exist that in essence perform the same basic functions as AIMD. However, many of the programs available on the market today are very rigid and cumbersome in structure and do not allow the user to modify the program to their individual needs. The AIMD is an Excel based program that is password protected to prevent the user from accidentally erasing or modifying the program. The worksheet password is “AIMD” and is only available on workbooks that are duplicated through the Utility function discussed in this manual. This program was written in strict conformance to the Asphalt Institute SP-2 and MS-2 manuals and test procedures utilized in our research laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky. Many users will find that they use different test methods, sieve sizes or specifications. Therefore, the password to all of the individual worksheets has been given to you to maximize your ability to modify the program to meet your requirements. Caution however, must be advised. AIMD contains a tremendous amount of formats, links and equations. Modification of this program should only be done on duplicated templates as shown under the Main User Screen section of this manual. We also advise that modifications be made by knowledgeable designers and those who are proficient in Excel programming.

Disclaimer

The Asphalt Institute does not provide ongoing customer technical support with this Mix Design program, which requires Microsoft Excel to operate.

All reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the program; however, the Asphalt Institute can accept no responsibility in its use. Engineering judgment and experience must be used to properly utilize the principles and evaluate the results of this computer program.

The use of this program is limited to the original, individual user. Unauthorized reproduction of this program is prohibited.

For additional copies of this program please contact:

Asphalt Institute, Inc. P.O. Box 14052 Lexington, Kentucky 40512 Phone: 859-288-4960

Or visit our Website at:

www.asphaltinstitute.org

Table of Contents

Introduction ………………………………………………………… Installation Procedure ………………………………………………

.. Main User Screen …………………………………………………….

Saving Worksheets ……………………………………………………

Superpave Trial Blending …………………………………………….

Printing Worksheets …………………………………………………

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Marshall Trial Blending Program ……………………………………. Superpave Mix Design Program ……………………………………

... Marshall Mix Design Program ………………………………………

.. Superpave Mix Design Program Printouts …………………………… Superpave Trial Blend Program Printouts ……………………………. Marshall Trial Blend Program Printouts ……………………………… Marshall Mix Design Program Printouts ………………………………

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Installation Procedure

To install this software, please run SETUP.BAT from the CD. To do this, click Start, Run, and enter X:\SETUP.BAT, where X is your CDROM drive.

The installation may vary, depending upon the operating system of the computer. It is recommended the user choose the default options throughout the installation process. It may be necessary to install an updated version of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), this install will start automatically. A reboot may be required at the end of the MDAC install. Choose to reboot if you are prompted. The installation will automatically continue after completion of the rebooting. Continue to choose the defaults throughout the remainder of the installation process. An Asphalt Institute icon should appear on your desktop following the completion of the installation.

The first time you run the program by double clicking on the icon, a check will be performed for missing or outdated components on your computer. You may possibly be prompted to run JET.exe from the CD. If you receive this prompt, click Start, Run, and enter X:\JET.EXE, where X is your CDROM drive.

One final step is required. A database containing all of the templates and archive data must be installed from the CD. This step is only required the first time you run the program after installation. The program will automatically prompt you for the database. Browse to the CDROM drive and open the Database folder. Choose the Control database file and click insert.

Installation is now complete.

Main User Screen

Main User Screen The screen shot shown above is the main screen used to access new

The screen shot shown above is the main screen used to access new or completed mix design files. The program contains the 4 New Workbooks shown. A brief description of each workbook is shown in the lower portion of the main user screen. Select the workbook of choice and click the Open button. When the new workbook is opened, the program will as you for a new file name. This should be a unique name for each project or design.

The new workbook will be automatica lly saved under this f ilename and will app ear

The new workbook will be automatically saved under this filename and will appear later under the Existing Workbooks section as shown on the main user screen.

The 4 - New Workbooks shown are blank workbooks ready for new project information. They may also be viewed with sample data already loaded into the program by clicking on the “with sample data” box shown on the main user screen.

To close the workbook, after entering data, click on either of the two “X” boxes located in the upper right-hand corner of the worksheet.

The new workbook will be automatica lly saved under this f ilename and will app ear

The file will be automatically saved under the name previously designated when the blank workbook was opened. All project workbooks must be accessed through this program and will not appear on the hard drive of your computer. The newly saved workbooks will appear under the Existing Workbooks section in the order they were saved. Clicking on the “By Name” button will sort the files alphabetically. After the data files have been sorted by name, a “By Date” button will replace the “By Name” button and sort the files by the date they were saved.

The “Utility” menu button contains two options. The Compact Database option will reorganize the existing workbooks that have been moved or deleted and will make the program function better after the program has been utilized for a period of time. The Duplicate and Modify Template function will allow the user to modify a blank template to conform to the users needs and save it with a new, unique name under the New Workbooks section.

Superpave Trial Blending Program

The Superpave Trial Blending program is a combination of ten Excel worksheets in one Workbook. This program conforms to Asphalt Institute Manual Series SP-2 and will assist you in performing a Superpave Mix Design analysis for up to 5 different aggregate gradation combinations at one asphalt content. This program will calculate estimated mix cost and is very helpful when dealing with unknown aggregate sources

Worksheet 1 - Cover Sheet

Superpave Trial Blending Program The Superpave Trial Blending program is a combination of ten Excel worksheets

Worksheet 1 – Cover Sheet

All Asphalt Institute Mix Design (AIMD) worksheets contain areas in yellow for data entry on. The program will allow up to ten different aggregates for use in trial blending. Simply enter a description for the aggregate material and cost. This information will be transferred to many other areas in the Workbook. If all material costs are not known leave the fields blank. Using only some of the data will result in mixture costs that are in error.

The Print Worksheet button appears on all AIMD worksheets. This function will select a predetermined range of the worksheet and pop up a print dialogue box.

Click the selection button to print the selected range. Click the preview button to view the

Click the selection button to print the selected range. Click the preview button to view the print out prior to printing. Click OK to print the page. These rules apply to all AIMD worksheets.

Click the selection button to print the selected range. Click the preview button to view the

Superpave Trial Blending Cover Sheet Printout

Worksheet 2 - Aggregate Materials Data

Worksheet 2 - Aggregate Materials Data The Aggregate Materials Data worksheet is where a ggregate gradations

The Aggregate Materials Data worksheet is where aggregate gradations and characteristics are entered into the program.

The first step is to enter the nominal maximum aggregate size of the mixture. This will determine the appropriate 45 th power chart, control points and volumetric requirements on other sheets in the workbook.

Enter the project 20 yr. design esals and depth to the surface of the mix to determine the gyratory levels and aggregate specifications.

Enter the gradation of each aggregate material. To improve the appearance of the 45 th power chart, begin with 100 on the 50 mm sieve and provide a value for every sieve. Interpolate a value if actual data is not available.

The Aggregate Materials Worksheet imports the Gsb and Gsa values computed on the third worksheet called Gsb Sheet. If these values are already known, directly enter the appropriate Gsb and Gsa into the respective fields. Values entered must represent the appropriate value for the entire stockpile of material.

Enter the individual aggregate characteristics into the fields provided. Individual stockpile data is required in order to mathematically calculate blended values on later sheets. Two additional lines called Other, are provided for local specifications or requirements that may exist. Directly enter any recommended specifications in the yellow areas provided.

The entire recommended specifications section is only for comparison purposes and will be transferred to the trial blend sheets later in the program.

Worksheet 3 - Gsb Sheet

Enter the individual aggregate charact eristics into the fields provided. Individual stoc kpile data is required

Gsb Sheet Screen Shot

The Gsb Sheet is provided for calculating the combined Gsb, Gsa and water absorption for up to 10 stockpiles. Direct data entry of test weights are provided for duplicate specimens on both the coarse and fine fractions of each pile.

The combined Gsb and Gsa will be automatically calculated for each stockpile based on the % passing the 4.75 mm sieve entered for each stockpile on the Aggregate Materials Data worksheet and place the result in the appropriate location on that sheet.

If only single samples are performed, repeat the test weights for specimen 2. If only the coarse or fine fractions are tested, manually determine the appropriate values for each stockpile and directly enter them on the Aggregate Materials Data sheet as previously described.

Gsb Sheet Printout Worksheets 4 thru 8 – Trial Blend 1 thru Trial Blend 5 Trial

Gsb Sheet Printout

Worksheets 4 thru 8 – Trial Blend 1 thru Trial Blend 5

Gsb Sheet Printout Worksheets 4 thru 8 – Trial Blend 1 thru Trial Blend 5 Trial

Trial Blend 1 – Worksheet 4a

Gsb Sheet Printout Worksheets 4 thru 8 – Trial Blend 1 thru Trial Blend 5 Trial

Trial Blend 1 – Worksheet 4b

Worksheets 4 thru 8 are very similar and contain two distinct areas.

The (a) portion of each worksheet is the area to determine the design aggregate structure that will be used in the trial blend.

The (b) portion of each worksheet is located adjacent and to the right of the (a) section. This area of the worksheet calculates the asphalt and aggregate batching information that pertains to the gradation combination determined in the (a) section.

Worksheet 4a – Determining design aggregate structure.

Worksheet 4a – Determining design aggregate structure. Worksheet 4a Screenshot As previously discussed, the yellow areas

Worksheet 4a Screenshot

As previously discussed, the yellow areas are the only areas available for data entry. All of the aggregate characteristics, costs and specifications are transported into worksheets 4 thru 8 from the cover sheet and aggregate data sheet. The user must enter the appropriate stockpile percentages into the yellow cells in decimal form. The blended gradation and consensus properties are automatically calculated for any aggregate combination. The worksheet will compare the calculated result to the specification shown. Properties that fail to meet the specification will show up in red. The final blend is also plotted on the 45 th power chart as shown below. It is very helpful to split the screen horizontally as shown below by the red arrow. The plotted curve can then be observed as the aggregate percentages are adjusted.

As additional aggregate combinations are determ ined for trial blends 2 – 5, the accompanying 45

As additional aggregate combinations are determined for trial blends 2 – 5, the accompanying 45 th power chart continues to plot the previous trial blend curves. The screen shot below is for Trial Blend 5.

As additional aggregate combinations are determ ined for trial blends 2 – 5, the accompanying 45

Worksheet 4b – Aggregate and Asphalt Batching

Worksheet 4b – Aggregate and Asphalt Batching Each trial blend worksheet contains the above batching section

Each trial blend worksheet contains the above batching section for laboratory preparation of samples. The user must enter the aggregate batch weight and asphalt percentage to obtain the batching weights. The section at the bottom of this sheet is a helpful tool that will assist you in adjusting batch weights for over or under sized specimens.

Worksheet 9 – Lab Sheet Ndes

Sec. 1 => Sec. 2 => Sec. 3 => Sec. 4 =>
Sec. 1 =>
Sec. 2 =>
Sec. 3 =>
Sec. 4 =>

Worksheet 9 - Printout

Worksheet 9 – Lab Sheet Ndes consists of 4 main sections.

Section 1 is an alternative method used to calculate the initial asphalt content for conducting trial blends. The most common method for determining the asphalt content is to simply pick any value that is reasonably close to the expected outcome. If the user is not comfortable with simply picking an initial asphalt percentage, the program will automatically calculate a value based on several assumptions. These values are shown below. If the designer simply selects a binder content, insert the selected binder contents in the yellow cells under the P b,initial column. The values under P b,initial will be automatically transferred to Section 2 of this worksheet.

Calculating the Initial Estimated Asphalt Content - AASHT O PP-28

 
 

G sb

G se, initial

G sa

V

ba,initial

V

be,initial

W s,initial

P b,initial

Tri al Bl end 1

 
  • 2.654 2.727

2.745

0.0231

 
  • 0.0897 4.3%

2.295

 

Tri al Bl end 2

 
  • 2.671 2.734

2.749

0.0196

 
  • 0.0897 4.5%

2.300

 

Tri al Bl end 3

 
  • 2.651 2.728

2.747

0.0242

 
  • 0.0897 4.2%

2.295

 

Tri al Bl end 4

 
  • 2.635 2.718

2.739

0.0266

 
  • 0.0897 5.0%

2.288

 

Tri al Bl end 5

 
  • 2.652 2.725

2.743

0.0231

 
  • 0.0897 6.5%

2.293

 
 

Assumed Val ues for PP-28

 

P b =

5.0%

P s

=

95.0%

 

G b =

 

1.02

V

a

=

4.0%

Section 2 of worksheet 9 is the area where Gmb and Gmm laboratory data is entered into the program. If only one specimen is prepared, repeat the data for Specimen 2 to allow the worksheet to compute an average. It is important to note that this worksheet is set up to record and provide information on gyratory specimens compacted to Ndes.

     

Gmb@ Ndes. For Pb,initia l

   

Gmm @Pb,initial

 

Specimen

DRY

SUB

SSD

Gmb

Ave.

Sample

Sample &

Bowl in

Sample

 

Ave.

No.

Pb,initia l

WT .

WT .

WT.

@Ndes

@Ndes

in air

Bowl in H 2 0

H 2 0

in H 2 0

Gmm

Gmm

*No t e: All specimens co mpact ed t o Ndes.

 

Trial Blend 1A

4.3%

4925.0

2935.0

 
  • 4929.5 1908.6

2.469

2.469

 
  • 2444.4 1291.0

 
  • 1153.4 2.527

 

2.527

Trial Blend 1B

4.3%

4924.0

2934.0

 
  • 4927.8 2086.0

2.470

 
  • 2563.1 1302.4

 
  • 1260.7 2.528

 
 

Trial Blend 2A

4.5%

4918.3

2930.0

 
  • 4927.1 1920.0

2.463

2.468

 
  • 2444.4 1291.0

 
  • 1153.4 2.505

 

2.508

Trial Blend 2B

4.5%

4914.0

2927.7

 
  • 4915.2 2095.0

2.472

 
  • 2563.1 1302.4

 
  • 1260.7 2.511

 
 

Trial Blend 3A

4.2%

4923.5

2895.0

 
  • 4929.6 1915.0

2.420

2.412

 
  • 2444.4 1291.0

 
  • 1153.4 2.514

 

2.515

Trial Blend 3B

4.2%

4931.0

2898.1

 
  • 4950.0 2093.0

2.403

 
  • 2563.1 1302.4

 
  • 1260.7 2.515

 
 

Trial Blend 4A

5.0%

4935.8

2941.0

 
  • 4936.5 1908.6

2.473

2.474

 
  • 2444.4 1291.0

 
  • 1153.4 2.527

 

2.523

Trial Blend 4B

5.0%

4937.1

2944.0

 
  • 4938.5 2091.0

2.475

 
  • 2563.1 1302.4

 
  • 1260.7 2.518

 
 

Trial Blend 5A

6.5%

4935.8

2941.0

 
  • 4936.5 1908.6

2.473

2.474

 
  • 2444.4 1291.0

 
  • 1153.4 2.527

 

2.523

Trial Blend 5B

6.5%

4937.1

2944.0

 
  • 4938.5 2091.0

2.475

 
  • 2563.1 1302.4

 
  • 1260.7 2.518

 
 

Section 3 of this worksheet is designated for Gyratory data. Enter the height of each sample at Nini and Ndes. The height @ Ndes should be the final height of the specimen. If only one specimen is prepared, duplicate the data for specimen 2. This worksheet will automatically calculate the Air voids, VMA and % Gmm @ Nini and Ndes for the trial blends at the initial asphalt content.

Diamet er of mo ld =

150.0

mm

 

%Gmm @ Pb, initial

   
 

Height

Est.

Height

Est.

 

Corr.

Ave.Corr

 

Ave.

 

Av e

Specimen

@

Gmb

@

Gmb

Corr.

Gmb

Gmb

% Gmm

% Gmm

% Gmm

% Gmm

No.

Nini

@Nini

Ndes

@Ndes

Factor

@Nini

@Nini

@ Nini

@ Nini

@ Ndes

@ Ndes

Va, initi al

VMA initial

C

 

Trial Blend 1A

127.4

 

114.0

2.445

  • 2.188 2.210

1.01005

 

2.207

87.4

 

97.7

  • 87.3 97.7

 

10.94

  • 2.3 0.1

 

Trial Blend 1B

127.4

 

113.7

2.451

  • 2.187 2.204

1.00775

 

87.2

97.7

 

Trial Blend 2A

130.4

 

116.6

2.387

  • 2.134 2.202

1.03174

 

2.214

87.9

 

98.3

  • 88.3 98.4

 

11.79

  • 1.6 0.1

 

Trial Blend 2B

131.2

 

118.1

2.355

  • 2.119 2.226

1.05006

 

88.6

98.5

 

Trial Blend 3A

127.2

 

114.6

2.431

  • 2.190 2.180

0.99536

 

2.177

86.7

 

96.2

  • 86.6 95.9

 
  • 4.1 0.2

12.86

 

Trial Blend 3B

127.3

 

115.2

2.422

  • 2.192 2.175

0.99213

 

86.5

95.6

 

Trial Blend 4A

129.6

 

115.3

2.422

  • 2.155 2.201

1.02106

 

2.202

87.1

 

97.9

  • 87.3 98.1

 
  • 1.9 0.1

10.78

 

Trial Blend 4B

129.1

 

114.9

2.432

  • 2.164 2.203

1.01803

 

87.5

98.3

 

Trial Blend 5A

129.6

 

115.3

2.422

  • 2.155 2.201

1.02106

 

2.202

87.1

 

97.9

  • 87.3 98.1

 

12.76

  • 1.9 0.1

 

Trial Blend 5B

129.1

 

114.9

2.432

  • 2.164 2.203

1.01803

 

87.5

98.3

 

Section 4 of worksheet 9, calculates the estimated asphalt content (Pb,est) that will establish 4 % air voids in the trial blends. Volumetric and gyratory properties of the trial blends along with mixture cost are then re-calculated based on Pb,est. A determination then needs to be made on which trial blends should proceed on to the full mix design process.

 

% Gmm

 

Estimated Properties @ 4. 0% Air Voids

 

@ Nini

Specimen No.

Mix Cost

P b,est

VMA est

VFA est

@ Pb, est

P be, est

DP est

 

Trial Blend 1

$

13. 11

  • 3. 62

  • 11. 12

  • 64. 0

  • 85. 6

  • 2. 6

  • 2. 0

 

Trial Blend 2

$

13. 27

  • 3. 54

  • 12. 03

  • 66. 7

  • 85. 9

  • 2. 7

  • 1. 0

 

Trial Blend 3

$

14. 38

  • 4. 24

  • 12. 84

  • 68. 9

  • 86. 7

  • 3. 2

  • 2. 0

 

Trial Blend 4

$

12. 10

  • 4. 17

  • 10. 98

  • 63. 6

  • 85. 2

  • 3. 0

  • 2. 7

 

Trial Blend 5

$

14. 51

  • 5. 67

  • 12. 97

  • 69. 2

  • 85. 2

  • 4. 7

  • 1. 2

 

Worksheet 10 – Lab Record Sheet

Worksheet 10 – Lab Record Sheet Worksheet 10 Worksheet 10 is simply recordation purposes. a form

Worksheet 10

Worksheet 10 is simply recordation purposes.

a

form that can be printed and given to the laboratory technician for lab

Marshall Trial Blending Program

The Marshall Trial Blending Program is very similar to the Superpave Trial Blending Program. The Superpave Design Aggregate Structure process was modified to fit the Marshall Mix Design process, and will work with other volumetric mix design processes. The Marshall Trial Blending Program also consists of 10 individual, linked worksheets that will enable a designer to prepare up to 5 different trial blends. This process is extremely helpful when the producer is challenged with meeting volumetric properties in the field.

Worksheet 1 - Cover Sheet

This sheet is the same as that found in the Superpave Trial Blending Program. See Page 5 for details.

Worksheet 2 - Aggregate Materials Data

This sheet is very similar to Worksheet 2 found in the Superpave Trial Blending Program with the following exceptions. There are no hard rules regarding recommended aggregate specifications in the Marshall Mix Design procedure. Specifications very between locations and are thus left blank. The user is required to enter the applicable specifications for the project. It is strongly encouraged to provide a gradation value and specification range for each sieve listed whether it is a project requirement or not. This is only necessary to provide readable 45 th power charts in the Trial Blend portions of the workbook. Guidance regarding the remaining portions of this worksheet is identical to that found in the Superpave section beginning on page 7 of this manual.

Worksheet 3 - Gsb Sheet

This sheet is the same as that found in the Superpave Trial Blending Program. See Page 8 for details.

Worksheets 4 thru 8 – Trial Blend 1 thru Trial Blend 5

These sheets are essentially the same as those found in the Superpave Trial Blending Program, with the following exceptions. The 45 th power charts on the Marshall program plot the entire gradation band in a red dashed format as shown below. The Superpave Trial Blending Program plots the applicable Superpave control points. See Page 9 for operational details regarding these worksheets.

0. 45 th POW ER GRADATI ON CHART

#50 #30 #4 #8 1.5" 1.0" 1/2" #16 2.0" 3/4" 3/8" #200 Sie ve Siz e
#50 #30
#4
#8
1.5"
1.0"
1/2"
#16
2.0"
3/4"
3/8"
#200
Sie ve Siz e s
0
Percent Passin g
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100

Marshall Trial Blending 45 th power chart

Worksheet 9 – Volumetric Lab Sheet

0. 45 POW ER GRADATI ON CHART #50 #30 #4 #8 1.5" 1.0" 1/2" #16 2.0"

Worksheet 9 – Volumetric Lab Sheet shown above, is essentially the same as the Superpave – Worksheet 9 – Lab Sheet Ndes as discussed on page 13, with the following exception. The Marshall sheet does not contain any gyratory data which results in the elimination of Section 3 of Superpave – Worksheet 9 – Lab Sheet Ndes

Worksheet 10 – Lab Recording Sheet

Worksheet 10 – Lab Recording Sheet Worksheet 10 is simply a form that can be printe

Worksheet 10 is simply a form that can be printed and given to the laboratory technician for lab recordation purposes.

Superpave Mix Design Program

The Superpave Mix Design Program is a combination of seven Excel worksheets in one workbook. This program conforms to Asphalt Institute Manual Series SP-2 and will perform volumetric calculations, plot charts and all other necessary functions needed to conduct a standard Superpave Mix Design.

Worksheet 1 – Project Info.

Superpave Mix Design Program The Superpave Mix Design Program is a combinati on of seven Excel

The procedures related to this sheet are identical to the directions given under Worksheet 1 – Cover Sheet of the Superpave Trial Blending Program. See Page 5 of this manual.

Worksheet 2 – Grading and Batching

The Superpave and Marshall Mix Design portions of the AIMD program are structured for a laboratory that has been charged to “verify” a mix design. This assumes that aggregate samples are received and the aggregate characteristics other than gradation are evaluated on the total blend selected for mix design analysis. This framework results in 3 segments of Worksheet 2 – (a), (b) and (c).

Worksheet 2(a) – Grading and Batching

Worksheet 2(a) – Grading and Batching This portion of Worksheet 2 is where aggregate gradat ions

This portion of Worksheet 2 is where aggregate gradations and stockpile percentages are entered into the program.

The first step is to enter the nominal maximum aggregate size of the mixture. This will determine the appropriate 45 th power chart, control points and volumetric requirements on other sheets in the workbook.

Enter the project 20 yr. design esals and depth to the surface of the mix to determine the gyratory levels and aggregate specifications.

Enter the gradation of each aggregate material. To improve the appearance of the 45 th power chart, begin with 100 on the 50 mm sieve and provide a value for every sieve. Interpolate a value if actual data is not available. Aggregate blends that do not meet the control point criteria will appear in red.

This sheet also contains aggregate and mixture cost calculators. If aggregate and binder costs have been entered on the Project Information sheet, enter an estimated binder content in the field provided and an estimated cost of mix will be calculated. This feature may be helpful when changing stockpile percentages.

Worksheet 2(b) & (c) – Grading and Batching

4 1 5 2 6 3 7
4
1
5
2
6
3
7

Worksheet 2(b)

Worksheet 2(c)

Worksheets 2(b) & 2(c) are aggregate batching sheets located directly adjacent and to the right of Worksheet 2(a). The Superpave and Marshall Mix Design Programs assume that all aggregate characteristics will be evaluated or verified on the blended aggregate combination.

Item 1 - Calculates the batch weights needed to prepare laboratory compacted specimens. Enter the aggregate weight desired and the individual weights from each stockpile sieve are calculated. Enter the desired trial asphalt percentages and the asphalt batch weights are calculated for the previously entered aggregate batch weight.

Item 2 – Calculates the aggregate batch weights needed to prepare a representative blended sample of coarse aggregate, retained on the #4, for coarse aggregate Gsb testing.

Item 3 – Calculates the aggregate batch weights needed to prepare a representative blended sample of fine aggregate, passing the #4, for fine aggregate Gsb testing.

Items 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Worksheet 2(c) calculate the batch weights needed to prepare a representative, blended sample of coarse or fine aggregate for CAA, FAA, F&E and S.E. testing. Simply enter the desired sample size and the appropriate weights of the respective sieve fractions will be calculated.

Worksheet 3 – Lab Data

Worksheet 3 – Lab Data Superpave Mix Design Worksheet 3 – Lab Data, includes calculation areas

Superpave Mix Design Worksheet 3 – Lab Data, includes calculation areas for all aggregate and initial mixture testing data. Laboratory test weights can be directly entered on this sheet for Coarse Gsb, Fine Gsb, CAA, FAA, F&E and S.E. Testing. Simply enter the respective test data into the appropriate cells and the results for the combined blend will be calculated. Gmb weights along with Nini and Ndes heights are entered in the lower portion of this worksheet to calculate the volumetric properties of the mixture. It is important to note that this sheet is set up for Gmm testing that is performed at one trial asphalt content to calculate the effective aggregate specific gravity (Gse). Gse is then utilized to back calculate the Gmm at the remaining trail asphalt percentages. The volumetric properties calculated on this sheet are then transferred and plotted on the next worksheet – Vol. Analysis. This worksheet is structured to conduct volumetric calculations based on the laboratory compacted specimens being compacted to Ndes.

Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis

Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis, plots Va, VMA, VFA, DP, %Gmm

Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis, plots Va, VMA, VFA, DP, %Gmm@Nini and %Gmm@Ndes along with the applicable Superpave recommended criteria. The worksheet features a Percent Binder (Pb) calculator. The worksheet uses the default air void content of 4.0% to calculate the corresponding Pb. If a different design air void level is desired, simply enter the desired air void level in the Design Air Voids cell and the new Pb will be calculated. Should the user wish to change any of the other recommended criteria, unprotect the worksheet and directly enter the desired values in the cells provided along the right side of the sheet. These new values should then be automatically reflected on the appropriate chart.

Worksheet 5 – Nmax Verif.

Worksheet 5 – Nmax Verif. After determination of the design asphalt content, Superpave procedures require that

After determination of the design asphalt content, Superpave procedures require that the mixture must not exceed a maximum %Gmm@Nmax of 98%. Additional specimens must be tested for Nmax compliance at the newly determined design asphalt content. This worksheet provides for this data to be entered, calculated and plotted. The Gmm of the mix must be determined on either a new sample tested at the design asphalt content or back calculated from the previously determined Gse. This worksheet will automatically back calculate Gmm from the binder content determined on the previous worksheet (Vol. Analysis). This worksheet also provides an area to enter newly performed Gmm testing. The eventual value used must be entered into the worksheet in the space provided. This worksheet will also plot two sets of gyratory curves. The average %Gmm values at Nini, Ndes and Nmax are automatically plotted. If the user elects to enter the individual specimen heights at the different levels of N, a more precise plot of each specimen will be obtained.

Worksheet 6 – T-283

Worksheet 6 – T-283 The sixth worksheet in the Superpave Mix Design Program computes AASHTO T-283

The sixth worksheet in the Superpave Mix Design Program computes AASHTO T-283 results. Simply enter the appropriate values into their respective cells and the program will perform all necessary calculations.

Worksheet 7 – Lab Recording Sheet

Worksheet 7 – Lab Recording Sheet Worksheet 7, the last worksheet in the Superpave Mi x

Worksheet 7, the last worksheet in the Superpave Mix Design Program, is simply a form that can be printed and given to the laboratory technician for lab recordation purposes.

Marshall Mix Design Program

The Marshall Mix Design Program consists of six linked Excel worksheets in one workbook. This program conforms to Asphalt Institute Manual Series MS-2 and will perform the volumetric calculations, plot charts and all other necessary functions needed to conduct a standard Marshall Mix Design.

Worksheet 1– Project Info.

Marshall Mix Design Program The Marshall Mix Design Program consists of si x linked Excel worksheets

The procedures related to this sheet are identical to the directions given under Worksheet 1 – Cover Sheet of the Superpave Trial Blending Program. See Page 5 of this manual.

Worksheet 2 – Grad. and Batching

Worksheet 2 is virtually the same as worksheet 2 of the Superpave Mix Design Program (Page 20 of this manual) with the following exceptions:

Worksheet 2(a) – Grad. and Batching

Worksheet 2(a) – Grad. and Batching Design ESAL’s and depth to the surface of the lift

Design ESAL’s and depth to the surface of the lift and not needed as there are no related criteria in the Marshall Mix Design process. In addition, inserting gradation and specification data for all sieves listed will improve the appearance of the 45 th power chart. The Marshall 45 th power chart also plots the applicable Superpave gradation control points for reference only.

Worksheet 3 – Lab Data

Worksheet 3 – Lab Data Marshall Mix Design Worksheet 3 – Lab Data, includes calculation areas

Marshall Mix Design Worksheet 3 – Lab Data, includes calculation areas for all aggregate and mixture testing data. Laboratory test weights can be directly entered on this sheet for Coarse Gsb, Fine Gsb along with CAA, FAA, F&E and S.E. consensus property tests. Simply enter the respective test data into the appropriate cells and the results for the combined blend will be calculated. Gmb weights along with Stability and Flow data are entered in the lower portion of this worksheet to calculate the volumetric properties of the mixture. It is important to note that this sheet is set up for Gmm testing that is performed at one trial asphalt content to calculate the effective aggregate specific gravity (Gse). Gse is then utilized to back calculate the Gmm at the remaining trail asphalt percentages. The volumetric properties calculated on this sheet are then transferred and plotted on the next worksheet – Vol. Analysis. This worksheet is structured to automatically calculate corrected stability values based on the calculated specimen volumes.

Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis

Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis, plot s Va, VMA, VFA, DP,

Worksheet 4 – Vol. Analysis, plots Va, VMA, VFA, DP, Stability and Flow along with the applicable Marshall recommended criteria. The worksheet features a Percent Binder (Pb) calculator. The worksheet uses the default air void content of 4.0% to calculate the corresponding Pb. If a different design air void level is desired, simply enter the desired air void level in the Design Air Void cell and the new Pb will be calculated. Should the user wish to change any of the other recommended criteria, unprotect the worksheet and directly enter the desired values in the cells provided along the bottom of the sheet. These new values should then be automatically reflected on the appropriate chart.

Worksheet 5 – T-283 and Worksheet 6 – Lab Recordation Sheet

This worksheets are virtually the same as sheets 6 and 7 of the Superpave Mix Design Program. See pages 26 – 27 of this manual for further instructions.

ASPHALT INSTITUTE Superpave Mix Design Program Print Outs

ASPHALT INSTITUTE

Superpave Mix Design Program Print Outs

Project Number : Project Location : Mix Des ign Technologies School Lexington, Kentuc ky Da te
Project Number :
Project Location :
Mix Des ign Technologies School
Lexington, Kentuc ky
Da te :
10
/20/20 02
M aterial Description
Agg reg ate 1 =
Agg reg ate 2 =
Agg reg ate 3 =
Agg reg ate 4 =
Agg reg ate 5 =
Agg reg ate 6 =
Agg reg ate 7 =
Agg reg ate 8 =
Agg reg ate 9 =
Aggregate10 =
Screened Gra vel
3/4" Smith Rock
FA-2 Chips
Smith Fines
1/2" Add Rock
Cost ($ /ton)
$ 1.25
$
8.65
$
13. 00
$
1.50
$
9.25
ASPHALT INSTITUTE
Superpave Mix Design
Program
Asphalt Binder Price
$
1 90.00

Superpave Mix Design – Cover Sheet

P roject Num ber P rojec t Loca tion :

:

M ix Design Technologies School Lexington, K entucky

Da te :

10/20/2002

Ma te rial De scription

Ag g reg ate 1 = Screened Gravel Ag g reg ate 2 = 3/ 4" Sm ith Rock

Ag greg a te 3 = F A-2 Chips

P rojec t Loca tion : M ix Design Technologies School Lexington, K entucky Da

ASP HALT INSTITUTE Superpave Mix De sign Program

Ag

greg

a

te

4

=

Sm ith Fines

Ag g reg ate 5 = 1/ 2" Add Rock

 

Ag greg a te 6 =

0

Ag greg a te 7 =

0

Ag greg a te 8 =

0

 

20 yr. Desig n ESALS

Ag greg a te 9 =

0

Depth to top of lif t

Ag gr eg a te1 0 = 0

Enter Estim a ted

B inder

% =

 

Estim a ted M ix

Cost

5,60 0,0 00 0 mm 5. 50% $ 16.81
5,60 0,0 00
0
mm
5.
50%
$ 16.81

En ter Aggregate Materi al Da ta in this Ta ble

 

En ter Nomin al M aximu m Size of th e M ixture

12.

5

mm

 

Stockpile Percenta g e

   
 

Sieve Size

15.

0%

8.0%

22.0%

27.

0%

28.0%

         

$

6.73

Con t rol Points

mm

US

Agg.1

 

Agg.2

Agg.3

Agg.4

Agg.5

 

Agg.6

Agg.7

Agg.8

Agg.9

Agg.10

Comp osite

min

max

50

2"

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

           

100.

0

0.

001

101

37.

5

1 1/2"

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

           

100.

0

0.

001

101

25

1"

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

           

100.

0

0.

001

101

19

3/4"

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

           

100.

0

100

101

12.

5

1/2"

98.0

 

64.0

100.

0

100.0

100.

0

           

96.8

 

90

100

9.

5

3/8"

94.0

 

35.0

100.

0

100.0

72.

0

           

86.1

0.

001

90

4.75

#4

82.0

 

2.

6

94.

0

84.0

6.4

           

57.7

0.

001

101

2.36

#8

68.0

 

1.

5

23.

0

50.0

4.5

           

30.1

 

28

58

1.18

#16

52.0

 

1.

4

6.6

36.0

3.5

           

20.1

0.

001

101

0.

6

#30

34.0

 

1.

3

2.0

27.0

2.5

           

13.6

0.

001

101

0.

3

#50

18.0

 

1.

2

1.0

20.0

1.9

           

8.9

0.

001

101

0.15

#100

8.

8

1.

0

0.6

13.0

1.5

           

5.5

0.

001

101

0.

075

#200

6.

4

0.

8

0.5

8.

0

1.2

           

3.6

 

2

10

0.45th POWER GRADAT ION CHART

0.075 Siev e Siz e (mm) 50 37.5 25 19 12.5 9.5 4.75 2.36 1.18 0.6
0.075
Siev e Siz e (mm)
50
37.5
25
19
12.5
9.5
4.75
2.36
1.18
0.6
0.3
0
Percent Passing
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100

Superpave Mix Design – Grading and Batching; Sheet A

Pr o je c t Numb e r : M i x De si g n T e c hno l o g i e s Sc h o o l

Pr o je c t Numb e r : M i x De si g n

A ggr. 1

=

S creen ed G ravel

 

A ggr. 6

=

0

A ggr. 2

=

3 /4" Sm it h R ock

A ggr. 7

=

0

A ggr. 3

=

FA- 2 Ch ip s

A ggr. 8

=

0

A ggr.4

=

S mith Fines

A ggr.9

=

0

A ggr. 5 = 1 /2" Ad d Ro ck

 

Ag gr. 10 =

 

0

AS P HALT INS TITUTE

S upe rpa v e M ix De sign

 

Mi xtur e T e sti n g We i g hts

 
 

B atch w eight =

4

70

0

g rams

Program

% B in Sp lits =>

 

15

.0 %

8

.0 %

 

2

2. 0%

 

27

.0 %

28.

0%

0.

0%

 

0.0

%

0

.0%

0.

0%

0.0

%

 

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Agg .

 

A gg.

 

Ag g.

 

Agg.

 

Ag g.

 

Agg .

 

A gg.

 

Ag g.

 

Agg .

A gg.

 

mm

   

U S

 

1

 

234

   

567

   

8

 

9

10

 

50

 

2

"

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

37.

5

 

1

1/2"

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

25

 

1

"

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

19

3/ 4"

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

1

2. 5

 

1/ 2"

 

14

.1

 

1

35. 4

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

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9.5

3/8"

 

28.2

 

1

09. 0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

3

68.

5

 

0.

0

 

0

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0.

0

 

0.0

 

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84

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1

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6

2.

0

203

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63.

3

 

0.

0

 

0

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0.

0

 

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2

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#8

 

98

.7

 

4.

1

73

4.

1

431

.5

 

25.

0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

1

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# 16

 

112

.8

 

0.

4

16

9.

6

177

.7

 

13.

2

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

0

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# 30

 

126

.9

 

0.

4

 

4

7.

6

114

.2

 

13.

2

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

0

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# 50

 

112

.8

 

0.

4

 

1

0.

3

88

.8

 

7.

9

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

0.15

 

#10 0

 

64.9

 

0.

8

 

4.

1

 

88.8

 

5.

3

 

0.

0

 

0

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0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

0.

075

#20 0

 

16

.9

 

0.

8

 

1.

0

63

.5

 

3.

9

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

Pan

 

45

.1

 

3.

0

 

5.

2

101

.5

 

15.

8

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

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705

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3

76. 0

103

4.

0

1

269

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16.

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0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

A sp h a lt N ee d e d p er b a tc h

 
 

S pecimen #

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

Enter Pb

4.0%

 

4.

5%

 

5.

0%

 

5.

5%

6.

0%

 

Mb needed

195.

8

221.

5

247.

4

273.5

 

300.

0

grams

Gs b Coa r s e Sa m p l e B a tch Wei g h ts

 

Total Batch weight =

2

00

0

g rams

 

% B in Sp lits =>

 

15

.0 %

8

.0 %

 

2

2. 0%

 

27

.0 %

28.

0%

0.

0%

 

0.0

%

0

.0%

0.

0%

0.0

%

 

Si eve S i ze

   

A gg .

 

A gg.

 

A gg.

 

A gg.

 

A gg.

 

A gg .

 

A gg.

 

A gg.

 

A gg .

A gg.

 

mm

   

U S

 

1

 

234

   

567

   

8

 

9

10

 

50

 

2

"

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.0

 

0

.0

37.

5

 

1

1/2"

 

0

.0

 

0.0

 

0.

0

 

0

.0

 

0.

0

 

0.0

 

0