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Background of Superpave Asphalt Mixture Design and Analysis

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: This manual represents on of the first formal training documents that embodied the complete series of SUPERPAVE asphalt mixture design and analysis test equipment and procedures. These tests and procedures represent the results of the SHRP 5-year research effort to investigate and improve asphalt cement technology. This manual was developed under the FHWA's National Asphalt Training Center. Students attending the center utilized this manual to obtain a better understanding of the underlying theory behind asphalt mixture design and analysis, as well as how to perform each of the new procedures.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-SA-95-003

Publication Year: 1995

Document Links: PDF (file size: 22 mb)

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