Advanced High-Performance Materials for Highway Applications: A Report on the State of Technology
Primary Topic: Materials-General
Description: This report reviews new and improved highway construction materials and technologies, identifying materials that can improve highway performance, replace scarce or unavailable natural materials, and contribute to more sustainable highways. The materials and processes identified have all either been introduced within the past 5 years and are not yet widely used or are still in development. They included advances in cements, concretes, asphalt binders, asphalts, metallics and polymers, aggregates, and other materials. Also included are materials that reduce noise, improve smoothness, allow for faster placement and shorter construction times, reduce energy consumption, capture CO2, and lower costs. For each material, the report provides a description, applications, benefits, costs, current status, and sources of additional information.
FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HIF-10-002
Publication Year: 2010