Development of Asphalt Materials to Mitigate Studded Tire Wear of Pavements

This study deals with the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) theme of “Developing Data Driven Solutions and Decision-Making for Safe Transport.” Currently, all four northwestern states, including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, allow the use of studded tire. Studded tire can dig into asphalt pavement and pick out the small aggregate and eventually result in pavement rutting. Rutting was reported as one of the most important reasons of vehicle hydroplaning and loss of skid resistance in wet weather and can be closely related with traffic accidents during night and accidents under rain weather conditions. Each year, millions of dollars are spent to repair/rehabilitate the wear from the studded tire. Developing pavement surface materials that resist studded tire wear will greatly improve the conditions of pavements, and reduce the traffic accidents and repair/rehabilitation costs associated with the studded tire wear. Therefore, the objective of this proposed study is to determine potential material and mix design variables towards development of a wear-resistant asphalt mix.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bahadori, Amir
    • Zhang, Kun
    • Li, Xiaojun
    • Muhunthan, Balasingam
  • Publication Date: 2018-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01708086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC40
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2019 9:39AM