Abatech and the Asphalt Institute recently hosted the 7th Rheobit training
course that was held in Lexington, Kentucky - October 29th to
November 2nd, 2012. The participants spend a week working in detail
with rheology of bituminous materials.
RHEOBIT PARTICIPANTS - ASPHALT INSTITUTE - OCT/NOV 2012
next Rheobit Course will be held in KTH Royal Institute of
Technology, Sweden - June 12 to 14, 2013 - this meeting is being
held in conjunction with the International RILEM Symposium -
Modeling & Characterization of Infrastructure Materials - for more details
Disk-Shaped Compact Tension Test - Abatech adds software for
analysis of - ASTM D7313 - 07a Standard Test Method for Determining
Fracture Energy of Asphalt-Aggregate Mixtures Using the Disk-Shaped
Compact Tension Geometry - see our software pricing page. This
software analyzes in a few seconds what used to be a tedious
Abatech/PRI Asphalt Technologies/Ardaman Associates announce a partnership for
pavement evaluation studies (August 20, 2010)
new partnership has been developed to focus on pavement
engineering and in particular testing with Falling Weight
Deflectometers and other detailed evaluation services. Ardaman
Associates is a leading geotechnical engineering firm operating
in the south-east USA while PRI Asphalt Technologies offer
extensive testing capabilities from their laboratories located
in Tampa, Florida. Abatech completes the team.
Bill Goodson, Geoff Rowe, Whitney Allen, Ken Grzybowski and
Abatech working at Hanford, WA (July/August 2010) - with MatCon
has been awarded a contract for quality control of the MatCon
cap installation at the Hanford nuclear reservation in the
State of Washington, USA. The work includes 1)
evaluation of base properties using deflection testing, 2)
mechanistic calculations of design life, 3) supervision of the
asphalt production and 4) lay-down quality control. This
site protects a series of underground storage tanks which are
potentially leaking contaminants into the ground water system
at the site. The protective cap will minimize this while
the tanks and remediated.
An update page is now
provided which discuss some of the recent and ongoing
updates and provides the current version number. If
you are a user with a current subscription and do not have a log-in
account - please call Jenya on +1 (267) 251-1976.
RHEA has been updated adding a new shift factor calculation. Technical paper can be downloaded here.
FREE Software Section now on download page.
was formed in 1997 to provide independent consulting services
and advanced technology to the asphalt, bitumen and aggregate
industries. Abatech operates
from locations in the USA and UK providing services to a wide range
of clients representing government, contractors, consultants,
universities and various other institutions. (Our
DAPS (Deflection Analysis of Pavement Structures) has been
updated (4/20/2011). The newer version (1.5.198 DLL v.29) includes; 1) Lower limit for AC stiffness cutoff reduced to 2000 MPa (with message), 2) User's Std. Axle setting was not being remembered between sessions (corrected), 3) For JILS
FWD M2 data, put milepost into chainage, 4) Now getting two temperatures into the listing for the particular case of
JILS FWD M2 data, 5) Recognizes JILS FWD M2 data format (in addition to M3 and M5).
For more information contact Geoff Rowe on +1 (267) 261-8481.
RHEA has been adopted by AI as a standard tool for
master-curve analysis of asphalt binders - read
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SOFTWARE USERS -
ITEM - SOFTWARE SAFE-NET DRIVER FOR 64-BIT
This driver can be downloaded from Sentinel Technical Support. A
few of our users now need this driver versus the other drivers that
can be downloaded.
user manual has been updated. July 2010 - click here
the quality of pavement foundations with the Light Weight Deflectometer