Implementation of New Quieter Pavement Research: Accelerated Pavement Testing and Laboratory Evaluation of Different Open-Graded Hot-Mix Asphalt Materials

In 2005, California began a long-term effort to develop specifications, guidelines, and standardized test methods needed for quieter pavement research to be incorporated into standard Caltrans practices. Based on an earlier laboratory study, several open-graded friction course (OGFC) mixes were selected for further evaluation with accelerated pavement testing using the Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) and laboratory testing on plant-produced materials. These selected mixes had shown good overall laboratory performance in terms of durability and sound absorption, which is correlated with tire/pavement noise. The study examined the performance of the selected OGFC mixes in terms of their constructability, rutting performance, moisture damage susceptibility, surface texture, permeability, clogging susceptibility, clogging and rutting mechanisms, and tire/pavement noise. Based on the results from this study, it is recommended that several pilot sections be placed using a rubberized binder.


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  • Accession Number: 01530298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCPRC-RR-2013-04, CA13-2380
  • Contract Numbers: CA142380A
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2014 6:12PM