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Abatech news...

Abatech and the Asphalt Institute
recently hosted the 12th Rheobit training course that was held in Lexington, Kentucky - September 29th to October 3rd, 2014.  The participants spend a week working in detail with rheology of bituminous materials.


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 analysis.

Pavement evaluation studies

Recent pavement evaluation studies have involved analysis of pavements associated with movements of the Space Shuttle from the LAX airport on its way to its final museum destination with our partners (see news-link) and assessment of pavements around the launch facilities in Florida.

Abatech offers detailed pavement evaluation services in locations around the globe.

The Space Shuttle "Edeavour" being prepared for its final journey from LAX.

Abatech working at Hanford, WA (July/August 2010) - with MatCon
Abatech 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.

Construction of test strip 

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.

Polymers for Asphalt Modification Light Weight Deflectomter Cutting Pavement Samples, Asia FWD Testing, Port Pavements PMB Formulation

About us...

Abatech 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 clients)

New Items...


CTAA in Canada - November 2014
Dr. Rowe is presenting ideas on Interrelationships in Rheology for Asphalt Binder Specifications.

DAPS (Deflection Analysis of Pavement Structures) has been updated (10/14/2013). The newer version (1.6.0 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), 6) the software has been updated to make more compatible with 64bit O/S.  For more information contact Geoff Rowe on +1 (267) 772-0096.

The Asphalt Institute
RHEA has been adopted by AI as a standard tool for master-curve analysis of asphalt binders - read article here...
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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.

DAPS user manual has been updated.  July 2010 - click here for download.

Testing the quality of pavement foundations with the Light Weight Deflectometer

Dr. Geoffrey Rowe with the LWD in Hanford

August 2010

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