This report presents recommended changes to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standard Method of Test T283, "Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixture to Moisture Induced Damage," to enhance T283's compatibility with Superpave volumetric mix design. It will be of particular interest to materials engineers in state highway agencies and contractor personnel responsible for the design of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) according to the current Superpave or older Marshall and Hveem methods. Moisture damage in HMA pavements gained national attention in the late 1970s, and its reported occurrence continues to grow. Moisture damage contributes to a variety of distresses that significantly diminish the performance and service life of HMA pavements.

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  • Authors:
    • Epps, J A
    • Sebaaly, P E
    • Penaranda, J
    • Maher, M R
    • McCann, M B
    • Hand, A J
  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 444
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614

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  • Accession Number: 00800304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309066573
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project D9-13 FY '97
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2000 12:00AM