Rutting Performance of Cold-Applied Asphalt Repair Materials for Airfield Pavements

Cold-applied asphalt mixtures are often used for pavement repair, primarily because of the small quantities involved and/or the unavailability of hot-mixed asphalt. These cold-applied mixtures have poorer rutting resistance than hot mix asphalt because additives, often solvent, are required to provide adequate workability for them to be placed at ambient temperatures. This study primarily evaluated the rutting performance of nine commercial cold mix asphalt repair materials. Both laboratory wheel tracking data and field rutting performance were used in the evaluation with the focus on identifying suitable materials for repairing airfield pavements subjected to high-tire-pressure aircraft traffic. The commercial products included traditional cutback cold mixes as well as water-activated repair materials. Results from both laboratory and field rutting measurements showed that the water-activated materials outperform the products containing solvent. However, none of the commercial products achieved the target threshold of less than 1 in. rutting after 100 passes of simulated F-15E aircraft traffic. The laboratory wheel-tracking measurements proved to be a good indicator of field performance.

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    U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

    Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center

    139 Barnes Drive, Suite 1
    Tyndall AFB, FL  United States  32403-5319
  • Authors:
    • Cox, Ben C
    • Rushing, John F
    • Floyd, Web
  • Publication Date: 2017-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ERDC/GSL TR-17-10
  • Contract Numbers: 448464
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2017 9:11AM