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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-053
Date: September 2005

Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology - The Concrete Pavement Road Map: Volume II, Tracks

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Figure 5. Track 5 (EA) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart.

Track 5 (EA) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart. The horizontal bar chart in this figure shows the approximate time phasing of the problem statements in track 5, Concrete Pavement Equipment Automation and Advancements (EA), grouped by subtrack across 10 years. There are seven subtracks in track 5: (1) Concrete Batching and Mixing Equipment; (2) Concrete Placement Equipment; (3) Concrete Pavement Curing, Texturing, and Jointing Equipment; (4) Concrete Pavement Foundation Equipment; (5) Concrete Pavement Reconstruction Equipment; (6) Concrete Pavement Restoration Equipment; and (7) Advanced Equipment Evaluation and Implementation.

In subtrack 1 the problem statements are arranged as follows: Problem Statement EA 1.0. Framework for Concrete Batching and Mixing Equipment extends from years 1 to 3; Problem Statement EA 1.1. High-Efficiency Concrete Batching extends from years 3 to 8; and Problem Statement EA 1.2. Automated Aggregate Feed Sensing: Moisture, Gradation, Shape, and Texture extends from years 3 to 9.

In subtrack 2 the problem statements are arranged as follows: Problem Statement EA 2.0. Framework for Concrete Placement Equipment extends from years 1 to 3; Problem Statement EA 2.1. Stringless Concrete Paving extends from years 2 to 8; Problem Statement EA 2.2. Roller-Compacted Concrete Paving extends from years 3 to 6; Problem Statement EA 2.3. Zero-Clearance Paving extends from years 4 to 7; Problem Statement EA 2.4. Two-Course Concrete Paving extends from years 5 to 9; Problem Statement EA 2.5. Automated Material Sensing and Equipment Adjustments extends from years 4 to 10; and Problem Statement EA 2.6. Fully Automated One-Pass Paving extends from years 7 to 10.

In subtrack 3 the problem statements are arranged as follows: Problem Statement EA 3.0. Framework for Concrete Pavement Curing, Texturing, and Jointing Equipment extends from years 1 to 3; Problem Statement EA 3.1. High-Speed, Early, and Efficient Concrete Pavement Jointing extends from years 3 to 7; Problem Statement EA 3.2. Advanced Concrete Pavement Surface Texturing Equipment extends from years 5 to 8; Problem Statement EA 3.3. Accelerated Concrete Hydration Equipment extends from years 5 to 8; and Problem Statement EA 3.4. Advanced Concrete Pavement Joint Forming extends from years 8 to 10.

In subtrack 4 the problem statements are arranged as follows: Problem Statement EA 4.0. Framework for Concrete Pavement Foundation Equipment extends from years 1 to 3; Problem Statement EA 4.1. Rapid Subgrade/Subbase Stabilization extends from years 3 to 7; and Problem Statement EA 4.2. Automated Subdrain Installation in Concrete Pavement Construction extends from years 8 to 10.

In subtrack 5 the problem statements are arranged as follows: Problem Statement EA 5.0. Framework for Concrete Pavement Reconstruction Equipment extends from years 1 to 3; Problem Statement EA 5.1. High-Speed, In Situ PCC Pavement Breakup, Removal, and Processing extends from years 3 to 7; Problem Statement EA 5.2. Recycled Concrete Processing/Improvement extends from years 5 to 9; and Problem Statement EA 5.3. High-Speed, In Situ, One-Pass, Full Concrete Pavement Reconstruction extends from years 8 to 10.

In subtrack 6 the problem statements are arranged as follows: Problem Statement EA 6.0. Framework for Concrete Pavement Restoration Equipment extends from years 1 to 3; Problem Statement EA 6.1. Rapid, High-Production Concrete Pavement Grinding extends from years 3 to 7; Problem Statement EA 6.2. Automated Concrete Pavement Crack Sensing and Sealing extends from years 4 to 8; and Problem Statement EA 6.3. Fully Automated Concrete Pavement Restoration Equipment extends from years 6 to 10.

In subtrack 7 the problem statements are arranged as follows: Problem Statement EA 7.0. Framework for Advanced Equipment Evaluation and Implementation extends from years 1 to 3; Problem Statement EA 7.1. Advanced Concrete Paving Equipment Workshops and Demonstrations extends from years 3 to 10; and Problem Statement EA 7.2. Concrete Paving Equipment Purchases for States extends from years 5 to 10.

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