History of Superpave: Documenting the Research Program and Implementation Process

The objective of this project was to identify, document, and analyze the research program that developed the Superpave mix design method and the policies and techniques that drove its successful implementation. The effort will address (1) how the research answered the identified needs, (2) the funding strategies, products, training activities, and implementation techniques, and (3) other key issues. The project final report is available as NCHRP Web-Only Document 186: The Superpave Mix Design System: Anatomy of a Research Program.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 9-42

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    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:

    Purdue University, West Lafayette

    School of Mechanical Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
  • Principal Investigators:

    McDaniel, Rebecca

  • Start Date: 20060228
  • Expected Completion Date: 20110930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11093

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549314
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 9-42
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 2014 1:01AM