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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-027
Date: June 2005

The New and Improved HIPERPAV II

Meet the improved and expanded version of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) HIPERPAV (HIgh PERformance PAVing) software. As in the first version of the software, HIPERPAV II provides guidance on the design and construction of concrete pavements and helps users anticipate and prevent pavement performance problems. HIPERPAV II also incorporates guidelines for the proper selection of design and construction variables to minimize early-age damage to jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP) and continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP). In addition, the software can be used to determine the effect of early-age behavior factors on the long-term performance of JPCP. The new version also provides the capability to optimize concrete mix designs to meet specific performance criteria and predict early-age behavior of dowel bars in rigid pavements.

The software's accompanying documentation, Computer-Based Guidelines for Concrete Pavements, is a three-volume series detailing the creation of HIPERPAV II. Volume I (Publication No. FHWA-HRT-04-121) provides a project summary, while Volume II (Publication No. FHWA-HRT-04-122) contains the HIPERPAV II User's Manual. Volume III (Publication No. FHWA-04-127) presents the technical appendixes, which document the investigation, modeling, and validation of the software. Volumes I and II are available online at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/pccp/hipemain.cfm.

A limited number of copies of the HIPERPAV II software and documentation will be available in June on CD-ROM and in print, respectively. The software and Volume III of the Guidelines will also be posted online at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/pccp/hipemain.cfm. For more information, contact Fred Faridazar at FHWA, 202-493-3076 (email: fred.faridazar@fhwa.dot.gov).

HIPERPAV II provides guidance on the design and construction of concrete pavements.

HIPERPAV II provides guidance on the design and construction of concrete pavements.

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