Evaluation of the Quality-Related Specification Software (QRSS) Version 1.0

NCHRP Project 9-22 developed a performance-related specification for hot mix asphalt (HMA) construction named the Quality Related Specification Software (QRSS) using pre-solved solutions of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) for permanent deformation, fatigue cracking, and thermal cracking. The QRSS is stand-alone software for the Microsoft Windows operating system; it integrates prediction of distress and International Roughness Index (IRI) with all necessary data input and output capabilities needed to compare the performance and service life of as-designed and as-built HMA pavements and calculate pay factors from service life differences. The objectives of this research are to (1) evaluate the QRSS Version 1.0 with quality assurance (QA) data obtained from state departments of transportation (DOTs) and (2) compare QRSS results obtained with various levels and types of measured mix volumetric and performance data.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $263666.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 09-22A

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    Fugro Consultants, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Moulthrop, James

  • Start Date: 20100428
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29129

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463236
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 09-22A
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:20PM