Performance Life of HMA Mixes

In any pavement construction process there are dozens of parameters that will ultimately impact the performance of the roadway, and with new materials and processes developed every year, trying to predict the performance of a pavement becomes increasingly more difficult. One of the pavement layers that is important to pavement performance is the hot mix asphalt (HMA). Mix types, such as permeable friction course (PFC), stone mastic asphalt (SMA), performance design mixes and conventional dense graded mixes are currently used to construct or overlay roads. Currently, the estimated performance life of different HMA mixes (including the frequency of overlay) by the designers is highly subjective. Unfortunately, many parameters that can be used to access the service life of pavement layers are stored autonomously, and historically has been impossible to link together. As a result, many state highway agencies have only been capable of performing a qualitative analysis on a handful of factors to predict how a pavement will perform.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Pat

    Haggerty, Brett

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, El Paso

    El Paso, TX  United States  79968
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abdallah, Imad

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36068

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566099
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-049
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2015 1:01AM