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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-049
Date: November 2005
Improving Pavements With Long-Term Pavement Performance: Products for Today and Tomorrow
In 1998, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Long–Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program, and the Highway Division Pavements Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) initiated a program to organize an international contest on the use of LTPP data. The competition was designed to promote the use of LTPP data and involve the future pavement engineers in university in the analysis of data from the LTPP database. The program has been in operation for 4 years with three contests. The papers contained in this document are the results of the 2001–2002 contest.
DATA ANALYSIS CONTEST
The contest has been expanded to cover four categories:
The contest now expands to other key experts, including State departments of transportation, consultants, and industry as well as the universities. The Transportation and Development Institute continues to provide oversight of the contest with strong support from FHWA.
For the 2001–2002 contest, a total of 11 papers were submitted, and experts from academia, industry, and highway agencies reviewed these papers. Awards were given for the best paper from each of the four categories. The winners for 2001–2002 are listed in table 1.
Table 1. Data Analysis Contest winners for 2001–2002
For more information on the contest, please visit the LTPP Data Analysis contest Website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/ltpp/contest2002.cfm.