THE SHRP ASPHALT PROGRAM: PRODUCTS, POTENTIAL IMPACTS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH

Products of the Strategic Highway Research (SHRP) asphalt program include a performance-based binder specification, a mix design and analysis system and supporting tests, all of which are integrated within the Superpave(tm) system. Unlike many of the tests in current use, the recently developed SHRP binder and mix tests measure fundamental material properties. Output from the tests can be input into performance prediction models which allow the design engineer to estimate the combined effects of binder, aggregate, mix proportions, traffic, and climate. This paper presents a brief overview of the SHRP products and discusses their potential effects on the user community, including the material producer, asphalt supplier, and paving contractor.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 150-166

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 1995 12:00AM