The Strategic Highway Research Program is focusing on control of 6 specific factors that affect pavement performance: aging; permannent deformation (rutting); low-temperature (thermal) cracking; fatigue cracking; moisture sensitivity; and adhesion. The two principal products of the 5-year research program will be performance-based specifications for asphalt binder; and performance-based specifications for asphalt-aggregate mixtures. Each of these specifications is targeted toward control of the 6 important pavement performance factors. Performance-based specifications will allow pavement designers to select materials that attain improved levels of serviceability in each of these performance areas under specific traffic loading and environmental conditions.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 16-17
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM