Cookbook for Rheological Models — Asphalt Binders

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-062

Fiscal Year: 2015/2016

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Nii Attoh-Okine, Ph.D., Pamela Cook, Ph.D., Patrick Szary, Ph.D

External Author(s): Alexander K. Appea, P.E.

Sponsor(s): FHWA - RITA, Virginia Department of Transportation


This guidebook on rheological models of binders will present various mathematical (rheological) models and will address the advantages/disadvantages of each model. The book will also discuss how loading, and environmental conditions can influence the selection of appropriate models. The work will based on reports and published papers, and the results of two previous projects completed under CAIT grants.

The authors will also perform sensitivity analysis on the models to investigate (what if) analysis of these models.