PERFORMANCE OF SUPERPAVE AND HVEEM SECTIONS IN NEVADA - VOLUME IV

To assess implementation and applicability of the Superpave mixture design method specifically for conditions in Nevada a cooperative research effort was undertaken by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). A series of mixtures were designed for a range of traffic and environmental conditions typically encountered in Nevada using both the Superpave and Hveem mix design methods. The mixtures were then placed in the field to allow for direct performance comparisons under actual field conditions. Extensive laboratory evaluations were also conducted on the materials, pre-, during-, and post-construction. A suite of laboratory performance tests were performed on the project materials to evaluate rutting, fatigue and durability performance over time. Field performance was also monitored for up to five years after construction. Contrasting laboratory test results and field performance led to the refinement of materials selection and mixture design procedures that will be implemented by NDOT on a trial basis during the 2002 and 2003 construction seasons.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Date on documentation page: February 2003; Date on cover: July 2003.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nevada, Reno

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Reno, NV  United States  89557

    Nevada Department of Transportation

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89712
  • Authors:
    • Sebaaly, P E
    • Hand, AJT
    • Hanna, D
    • Mehanna, F
  • Publication Date: 2003-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RDT-03-036,, Interim Report,, Report No. 1393-5
  • Contract Numbers: P073-99-803
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2003 12:00AM