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Completion Of 67-80 Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility Mixture Fatigue And Rutting Characterization

Project Information

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Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
End Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Infrastructure; Pavements; Research; Asphalt; Binders; Materials
FHWA Discipline: 
Pavement and Materials
TRB Subject Area: 

Contact Information

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Last Name: 
(202) 493-3090
Email Address: 
Infrastructure Materials Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

The purpose of this activity is to capitalize on recent laboratory fatigue and rutting characterization studied in conjunction with Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility Performance. Flow number and axial push-pull characterization now have a measure of credibility as a surrogate test to full-scale Accelerated Pavement Testing Facility loading.


To provide a more robust and discriminating rutting and fatigue laboratory characterization of mixtures tested in full scale in TPF-5(0127) & SPR-2(174).

Project Findings: 

The confined tests in the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) had an improved rank order association (like a correlation) to Accelerated Load Facility (ALF) rutting compared to unconfined tests. Simplified viscoelastic continuum damage tests have time savings advantages over classical beam fatigue, rank well with full-scale fatigue cracking, and have the potential to be run in the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT), which is now possible.


Deliverable Name: 
Performance Testing for Superpave and Structural Validation
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Final Report from TPF-5(019) and SPR-2(174).