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The History and Future Challenges of Gyratory Compaction 1939 to 2001

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements. Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Materials-Asphalt

Description: History is a dynamic tapestry of facts and perceptions, dates and personalities. This work attempts to capture the events and rational of those who contributed significantly to the use of gyratory compaction in the design and field management of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and discusses the challenges ahead.

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Publication Year: 2001

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