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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-06-109
Date: September 2006

Improving Pavements With Long-Term Pavement Performance: Products for Today and Tomorrow

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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 5 years with four contests completed. The papers contained in this document are the result of the 2003–2004 contest.

Gary L. Henderson
Director, Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development


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3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Improving Pavements With Long-Term Pavement Performance: Products for Today and Tomorrow

Papers From the 2003–2004 International Contest on Long-Term Pavement Performance Data Analysis

5. Report Date

September 2006

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

J.Arellano, M.M. de Farias, R.O. de Souza, V.P.K. Ganesan, M.P. McDonald, D. Morian, S.D. Neto, J.T. Smith, S.M. Stoffels, S.L. Tighe

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Federal Highway Administration
6300 Georgetown Pike, HRDI-13
McLean, VA 22101-2296

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

12. Sponsoring Agency's Name and Address

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI)
Federal Highway Administration Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program

13. Type of Report and Period Covered


14. Sponsoring Agency's Code

15. Supplementary Notes

The Contract Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) was Antonio Nieves—HRDI-13.

16. Abstract

This report is a compilation of award-winning technical papers from the Third Annual International Contest on LTPP Data Analysis 2003–2004, various authors.

17. Key Words

LTPP, pavement performance, DataPave contest, DataPave

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

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20. Security Classif. (of this page)


21. No. of Pages


22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized

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