The problem to be addressed by this study was to determine what characteristics of the Item 340 hot-mix material itself and its production, placement and service environments were significant in determining how well the hot-mix surface layer would function in the field. SDHPT districts were asked for submission of well and/or poorly performing candidate pavements from a rutting or shoving distress standpoint. In all, 18 separate locations or sites were included in this study. The following types of data were obtained from these sites: (1) doing visual evaluations and taking rut depths on the surface, (2) taking roadway cores for subsequent laboratory testing. Also a records search was made to determine pertinent facts affecting each roadway site from hot-mix design through production, laydown, compaction and service history of the roadway surface. In general, the more rutted pavements contained softer asphalts, lower air voids and more temperature susceptible asphalts. Indirect tensile strengths and Marshall stabilities tend to be lower for the more rutted pavements. The more rutted pavements tend to have grading curves with the higher humps avove the No. 30 sieve of the ASTM continuous grading curv. Hveem stability appears to be no indication of rutting as found in this study. (Author) study. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research Study Title: Asphalt Concrete Mixture Design and Specification. Performed in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Benson, F
    • Martinez, D F
    • Jessup, D
  • Publication Date: 1985-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 237 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TX-86-2+285-1
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-9-80-285
  • Created Date: May 31 2000 12:00AM