Image Analysis for the Characterization of Materials for Highway Construction : Phase I, Progress Report, HR-346, 1992

(1992) Image Analysis for the Characterization of Materials for Highway Construction : Phase I, Progress Report, HR-346, 1992. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The major objective of this project is to evaluate image analysis for characterizing air voids in Portland cement contract (PCC) and asphalt concrete (AC) and aggregate gradation in asphalt concrete. Phase 1 of this project has concentrated on evaluation and refinement of sample preparation techniques, evaluation of methods and instruments for conducting image analysis, and finally, analysis and comparison of a select portion of samples. Preliminary results suggest a strong correlation between the results obtained from the linear traverse method and image analysis methods for determining percent air voids in concrete. Preliminary work with asphalt samples has shown that damage caused by a high vacuum of the conventional scanning electron microscope (SEM) may too disruptive. Alternative solutions have been explored, including confocal microscopy and low vacuum electron microscopy. Additionally, a conventional high vacuum SEM operating at a marginal operating vacuum may suffice.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Air voids; Asphalt concrete; Asphalt mixtures; Concrete; Image analysis; Portland cement concrete
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Pavements > Asphalt
Transportation
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 21982
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2016 15:22
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 15:22
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21982