CAL/APT Program: Asphalt Treated Permeable Base (ATPB), Laboratory Tests, Performance Predictions and Evaluation of Caltrans and Other Agencies Experience

This report is one of a series detailing the results of the CAL/APT program, a research effort being performed jointly by the University of California, Berkeley Pavement Research Center and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). It contains an evaluation of the performance of asphalt treated permeable base (ATPB) in asphalt concrete pavements based on observation, laboratory testing of ATPB, and computer simulation of representative pavement structures. The evaluation includes: 1) a summary of Caltrans experience with ATPB and drainage systems relative to their development and implementation, together with observations of field performance with respect to maintainability and stripping of asphalt treated materials; 2) a summary of the characteristics and performance of ATPB materials and drainage systems used by two other highway agencies; 3) results of laboratory investigation of the stiffness and permanent deformation characteristics of ATPB mixes, including the effects of soaking and loading while saturated on these parameters; and 4) the results of analyses of representative pavement structures to quantify the expected effects of as-compacted and soaked ATPB on pavement performance.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Research and Innovation and System Information
    P.O. Box 942873, MS 83
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94273-0001

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies, Pavement Research Center
    1353 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804
  • Authors:
    • Harvey, John T
    • Tsai, Bor-Wen
    • Long, Fenella
    • Hung, Dave
  • Publication Date: 1999-7-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 178p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01766069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCPRC-RR-1999-05
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2020 4:22PM