Quality Assurance (QA) Aspects of Performance Related Specifications (PRS)

The objective of this research is to develop guidance to integrate the performance predictive capabilities of the PASSFlexTM software and its suite of tools (FlexPAVETM version 2.0, FlexMATTM, and FlexMIXTM) within a statistically sound QA system in a PRS framework. The research shall address: (a) the use of the cyclic fatigue Sapp and SSR allowable traffic for rutting (ATR) index test parameters, index thresholds, and acceptance limits in support of performance engineered mixture design (PEMD) approaches and to facilitate further implementation of the tests and performance predictions, (b) material selection and mixture design changes that can impact the test results (cyclic fatigue, SSR, and their index parameters) and trends associated with owner agency specified performance thresholds, and (c) the major elements of a QA system (per TRB E-Circular 235, Glossary of Transportation Construction Quality Assurance Terms ( http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/circulars/ec235.pdf ) and associated buyer/seller and payment risks.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $800000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project TFRS 01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth 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:

    West, Randy

  • Start Date: 20200415
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221014
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01719642
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project TFRS 01
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2019 3:15PM