The Advanced Asphalt Materials Laboratory, located in 168 Town Engineering Building, 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.
- 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)
Contact Professor R. Christopher Williams, 515 294-4419, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.