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Pavement Shear Strain Response To Dual and Wide-Base Tires

Project Information

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Start Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2009
End Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2011
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
Pavement and Materials
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms: 
Tires; Shear Strain; Infrastructure; Pavements; Research; Longitudinal Cracking; Asphalt; Concrete
FHWA Discipline: 
Pavement and Materials
TRB Subject Area: 
Materials, Pavements, Research

Contact Information

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(202) 493-3154
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Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

Analyze data from instrumented pavement sections loaded by a truck equipped with both dual- and wide-base tires in hot weather conditions. The data was collected from the Specific Pavement Study (SPS)-8 sections at the Ohio Test Road. Data would be used to show relative shear strains induced near the pavement surface to validate existing models for use in next-generation Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design. This could lead to more reliable performance prediction, especially regarding longitudinal cracking.


The key objective is to determine differences in the asphalt concrete shear strain response in hot weather, resulting from different tire configurations under the same loading.


Deliverable Name: 
2011 Transportation Review Board Paper, "Pavement Shear Strain Response to Dual and Wide-Base Tires."
Deliverable Type: 
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a paper describing the experiment and objectives, as well as the data processing and analysis approach with preliminary findings.
Deliverable Name: 
Organized analysis dataset
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Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a file directory structure containing original raw, processed and analyzed data, and documentation and MATLAB® code.
Deliverable Name: 
Final Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a research report containing all analysis, results, findings, and recommendations for future research