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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-049
Date: August 2010

LTPP Specific Pavement Studies (SPS) Materials Action Plan Final Report

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FOREWORD

This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program Materials Action Plan (MAP). The MAP was initiated in August 2004 to improve the extent and amount of materials data to characterize the pavement structure of test sections at LTPP Specific Pavement Study (SPS) -1, -2, -5, -6, and -8 experimental sites. The success of the MAP can be attributed to the cooperation and efforts of participating highway agencies, leadership of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) LTPP team, and technical input from LTPP's Transportation Research Board Committee and Expert Task Groups. The MAP was also supported by the efforts of the FHWA LTPP team of technical services, regional support, and laboratory contractors. Through this effort, the amount and quality of available materials data greatly increased. Data from tests not previously performed were added, results from aging materials tests were obtained, corrections were made to some pavement structure information from new field investigations, and to the extent possible, previous data deficiencies were corrected. This report documents the planning, execution, and outcomes of this highly successful activity.

The LTPP program is an ongoing and active program. To obtain current information and access to other technical references, LTPP data users should visit the LTPP Web site at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/ltpp/index.cfm. LTPP data requests, technical questions, and data user feedback can be submitted to LTPP customer service via email at ltppinfo@fhwa.dot.gov.

Jorge Pagán-Ortiz

Director, Office of Infrastructure Research and Development

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1. Report No.

FHWA-HRT-10-049

2. Government Accession No. 3 Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

LTPP Specific Pavement Studies (SPS) Materials Action Plan Final Report

5. Report Date

 

6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

Peter N. Schmalzer, Randy W. Plett, and Gary E. Elkins

8. Performing Organization Report No.

 

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc.
12104 Indian Creek Court, Suite A
Beltsville, MD 20705-1242

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH61-02-C-00007

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

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

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report: August 2004–November 2009

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

 

15. Supplementary Notes

The Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) was Aramis López, HRDI-13.

16. Abstract

This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program Materials Action Plan (MAP). The MAP was initiated in August 2004 to improve the extent and amount of materials data to characterize the pavement structure of test sections at LTPP Specific Pavement Study (SPS) -1, -2, -5, -6, and -8 experimental sites. The success of the MAP can be attributed to the cooperation and efforts of participating highway agencies, leadership of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) LTPP team, and technical input from LTPP’s Transportation Research Board Committee and Expert Task Groups. The MAP was also supported by the efforts of the FHWA LTPP team of technical services, regional support, and laboratory contractors. Through this effort, the amount and quality of available materials data greatly increased. Data from tests not previously performed were added, results from aging materials tests were obtained, corrections were made to some pavement structure information from new field investigations, and to the extent possible, previous data deficiencies were corrected. This report documents the planning, execution, and outcomes of this highly successful activity.

17. Key Words

Asphalt concrete, Continuously reinforced concrete pavement, Database, Specific pavement studies, Jointed plain concrete pavement, Jointed reinforced concrete pavement, Laboratory testing, LTPP, Pavement material properties, Pavement performance, Portland cement concrete, Resilient modulus, Dynamic cone penetrometer, Concrete strength

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through NTIS:

National Technical Information Service
5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

19. Security Classification
(of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classification
(of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

234

22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 Reproduction of completed page authorized

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LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

AASHTO        American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
AC                  Asphalt concrete
AE                   Extracted asphalt cement
ATB                Asphalt treated base
BBR                Bending Beam Rheometer
CTB                Cement treated base
DCP                Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
DSR                Dynamic Shear Rheometer
EB                   Embankment
ETG                Expert Task Group
FHWA             Federal Highway Administration
GB                  Granular base
GS                   Granular subbase
HMA               Hot-mix asphalt
LCB                Lean concrete base
LTPP               Long-Term Pavement Performance
MAP               Materials Action Plan
MRL               Materials Reference Library
MS&T             Materials sampling and testing
NA                  North Atlantic region
NC                  North Central region
PATB              Permeable asphalt treated base
PCC                Portland cement concrete
PFC                 Porous friction course
QC                  Quality control
SHRP              Strategic Highway Research Program
SPS                 Specific Pavement Studies
SR                   Southern region
SS                    Subgrade soil
TB                   Treated base
TS                    Treated subbase
TRB                Transportation Research Board
UG                  Unbound granular base
WR                  Western region

 

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