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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0054
Project Name:   Enhancement of HIPERPAV (HIgh PERformance Concrete PAVing) III
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 24, 2010
End Date:  November 30, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Faridazar
First Name:  Fred
Telephone:  202-493-3076
E-mail:  fred.faridazar@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team [HRDI-20]
Program:   Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   HIPERPAV© (HIgh PERformance Concrete PAVing) software was first released in 1996, followed by an updated version in 2005. The software program allows users to predict early-age concrete pavement behavior based on user-defined inputs for environmental, design, and construction conditions. The user inputs variables such as ambient weather conditions, thickness of pavement, mix design, time of placement, and type of curing. Mathematical models then calculate the progression of the concrete’s strength gain and developing stresses for the first 72 hours after placement. In the new HIPERPAV III©, an enhanced moisture transport model has been developed, incorporated into the software, and has been released in January 2010. The improved moisture model captures the interaction between pavement design, materials, environmental, and construction inputs and provides a more realistic characterization of moisture transport in the slab and its effect on early-age drying shrinkage, warping stresses, and strength development in the slab. The Transtec Group, Inc., under a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) contract, is currently working on further enhancing the HIPERPAV III© software program to incorporate additional features. These features will include automatically downloading weather data from the National Weather Service Web site and adding slag aggregate input into HIPERPAV III©, along with its default thermal properties, such as coefficient of thermal expansion, specific heat, and thermal conductivities. For more information or to download a free copy of the software program, visit www.hiperpav.com.
Goals:   The key project objective is to further enhance the HIPERPAV III© software program (HIgh PERformance Concrete PAVing) to incorporate additional features. These features include automatically downloading weather data from the National Weather Service Web site and adding slag aggregate input into HIPERPAV III©, along with its default thermal properties, such as coefficient of thermal expansion, specific heat, and thermal conductivities.
Product Type:   Software
Test Methodology:   Conduct field trials
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is the increase in concrete durability.
Deliverables:   The product is a software program to use during construction of pavement to prevent premature cracking of the concrete.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) / Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)
TRT Terms:   Pavements
Construction
Software
Infrastructure
Research
Design
Concrete
Cracking
Durability
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Construction
Design
Pavements

 

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