Mastic asphalt concrete was first placed in the United States on a mainline pavement in Pennsylvania in 1972. This paper describes that placement. The equipment used was specially constructed inasmuch as placement of mastic asphalt concrete required a propane-heated screen, chip spreader, and a crimper roll, which were not previously available in the United States. Also, the plant had to be modified to produce the asphalt at 410 to 450 F. Based on the experience gained on this project, advantages and disadvantages of mastic asphalt concrete placing are discussed.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Presented at the 6th Summer Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in cooperation with the Washington Department of Highways, August 6-8, 1973, Olympia, Washington.
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  • Authors:
    • Shaffer, Richard K
    • Mellott, Dale B
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00080991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM