OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY EXPLORES CONTROLLED FAILURE

A TEST HIGHWAY 4800 FEET LONG WAS BUILT BY THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA ON A 5 MILE STRETCH OF STATE HIGHWAY SOUTH OF TECUMSEH TO TEST WHETHER MIXING ASBESTOS FIBERS WILL STRENGTHEN THE ROAD SURFACE BY REDUCING OXIDATION AND BE ECONOMICAL IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BINDER AND/OR SURFACE COURSES. SO AS NOT TO WAIT FOR A NORMAL TEST OF THE NEW MIXTURES, A CONTROLLED FAILURE PROGRAM WAS USED BY UNDER-DESIGNING THE BASE MATERIAL. ASBESTOS FIBRE CAN BE INTRODUCED INTO ASPHALTIC CONCRETE IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO THE INTRODUCTION OF A MINERAL FILLER. THE LAYING AND ROL- LING OF THE ASBESTOS FIBRE MIX IS VERY SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE STANDARD MIX.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 48, No 11, PP 49-51
  • Authors:
    • Hartronft, B C
  • Publication Date: 1966-11

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  • Serial:
    • Constructor
    • Publisher: Associated General Contractors of America
    • ISSN: 0162-6191

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  • Accession Number: 00210635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1994 12:00AM