Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
John P. Zaniewski.
The Bailey Method was developed by Robert Bailey of the Illinois State DOT. It was intended to be a tool to predict changes in voids in the mineral aggregate (VMA) resulting from gradation alterations in compacted asphalt concrete samples. This research evaluates the changes in VMA due to gradation alterations of four contractors' mix designs. By providing a tool to predict VMA, a desired gradation for asphalt mixtures can be developed to create a strong aggregate skeleton for rut resistance, durability, and adequate VMA.;The objective of this research was to evaluate the Bailey Method to predict voids in the mineral aggregate. The research included analysis on mix designs for SuperPave 9.5mm and 19mm mixtures and a Marshall Wearing I. The SuperPave mixtures used crushed limestone aggregate while the Marshall used crushed gravel. The correlation between the Bailey Method predictions and laboratory results were evaluated.
Mason, Craig, "An evaluation of the Bailey Method to predict voids in the mineral aggregate" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3263.