Characterization of Asphalt Concrete Dynamic Modulus in South Carolina

The objective of this research is to characterize currently-used South Carolina hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures and to develop a catalog for dynamic modulus value inputs to be used in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) software. The new pavement design methodology has the potential to provide pavement designs that will perform more predictably than current designs and avoid potential issues that might cause premature pavement failure. By appropriately calibrating the new American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) pavement design methodology, the Department will be able to avoid costly premature pavement failures and better optimize its pavement investments.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    SPR 720

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    South Carolina Department of Transportation

    955 Park Street
    P.O. Box 191
    Columbia, SC  United States  29202-0191

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Tri-County Technical College

    7900 Highway 76
    Pendleton, SC  United States  29670
  • Principal Investigators:

    Amirkhanian, Serji

  • Start Date: 20150501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39595

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01561167
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR 720
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2015 1:00AM