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Author McCarthy, Leslie Myers, author

Title Performance specifications for asphalt mixtures / Leslie Myers McCarthy, Jonathan Callans, Robert Quigley, Sidney V. Scott III
Published Washington, D.C. : Transportation Research Board, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (89 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
Series NCHRP synthesis, 0547-5570 ; no. 492
Synthesis of highway practice ; 492
Summary This synthesis documents the performance tests used in conjunction with volumetric properties for mixtures. Performance tests are intended to extend service life by guiding material selection (i.e., asphalt binder and aggregate) and proportions (i.e., asphalt content and gradations). The synthesis provides examples of engineering tools used in the development and implementation of performance specifications for asphalt mixtures, examples of the contents of performance-based specifications (PBS) currently used or in development, information on test program implementation and research efforts related to PBS for asphalt mixtures, and the reported benefits and challenges with implementing PBS. Information for this report was acquired through a literature search, a survey of the use of performance specifications for asphalt mixtures, and seven case examples from six state departments of transportation, and the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Notes "A Synthesis of Highway Practice."
At head of title: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Research sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in cooperation with the Fedral Highway Administration Project 20-05, topic 46-03
Print version record
Subject Asphalt.
Pavements, Asphalt.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author Callans, Jonathan., author
Quigley, Robert, author
Scott, Sidney V. III, author
United States. Federal Highway Administration, sponsor
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, sponsor
National Cooperative Highway Research Program, issuing body
National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board, issuing body
ISBN 1523108797 (electronic bk.)
9781523108794 (electronic bk.)