NCHRP Implementation Support Program. Validation of the PFC Performance-Based Mix Design Method

A performance-based mix design procedure for porous friction course (PFC) is proposed at the conclusion of NCHRP Project 01-55, Performance-Based Mix Design of Porous Friction Courses. The procedure is presented in NCHRP Research Report 877. It requires performance tests to be conducted during the mix design process to evaluate the resistance of a PFC mixture to raveling, moisture susceptibility, and asphalt draindown (with optional tests for cracking and rutting) while maintaining an air void structure that would provide water drainage from the surface. The objectives of this project are to apply the porous friction course (PFC) performance-based mix design method developed in NCHRP Project 01-55 in full-scale field trials, validate the recommended test parameter thresholds, and refine the design method if needed.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $85000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(18)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    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
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Asphalt Technology

    277 Technology Pkwy
    Auburn, AL  United States  36830
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tran, Nam

  • Start Date: 20190901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712246
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(18)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2019 3:30PM