Evaluation of High Friction Surface Treatment Binders

This project contains a series of field related activities. One type of aggregate topping (bauxite) will be applied to at least four different types of binder at up to 30 sites to generate high friction surface treatment. Selection of sites and construction of surface treatment at these sites is not within the scope of work defined for Penn State involvement with this project. Penn State will visit the sites for general evaluation before application, observation and documentation of findings from placement and construction, and will conduct a follow-up visit after 30 days to evaluate initial performance. The overall goal of the project is to evaluate the construction, implementation, and initial performance of high friction surface treatment (HFST) at high-crash sites using at least 4 different binder materials. The findings of this project will be used by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to better determine which binder materials and construction practices successfully work for HFST use and application.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:


      PSU 2014 04

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

      Planning and Research, 400 North Street
      6th Floor
      Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120
    • Performing Organizations:

      Pennsylvania State University, University Park

      Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
      Research Office Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
    • Principal Investigators:

      Solaimanian, Mansour

    • Start Date: 20140701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 37064

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01534970
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT012-G-UTC03, PSU 2014 04
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 23 2014 1:00AM