Asphalt Materials and Pavements Program

Introduction to HMA Performance Testing

134 Town Engineering Building, ISU Campus
Feb. 18-19, 2015
Day 1: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


This hands-on class introduces asphalt technicians and engineers to the following:

  • Disc-shaped Compact Tension Test (DCT)
  • Semi-circular Bending Test (SCB)
  • Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR)
  • Multiple Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR) Test
  • Trouble shooting mix utilizing performance based testing

This class will utilize real case scenarios to find real world field adjustment solutions.


Dr. Chris Williams, Iowa State University
Dr. Scott Schram, Iowa DOT
Doug Clement, Construction Materials Testing
Ted Huisman, OMG Midwest


This course was held February 18–19, 2015.