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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-11-0070
Project Name:   Advance Use of Recycled Asphalt in Flexible Pavement Infrastructure: Develop and Deploy Framework for Proper Use and Evaluation of Recycled Asphalt in Asphalt Mixtures
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  October 1, 2011
End Date:  December 30, 2015
Contact Information
Last Name:  Gibson
First Name:  Nelson H
Telephone:  202-493-3073
E-mail:  nelson.gibson@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Pavement Materials Team [HRDI-10]
Program:   Innovative Pavement Research and Deployment
Laboratory:   Binder Laboratory
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   This project will build ten test pavements with different quantities of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP), different warm-mix asphalt (WMA) technologies, and different production temperatures. The relative ranking in fatigue cracking as well as supporting laboratory characterization will guide the recommendation.
Goals:   The key project objective is to quantify the cracking resistance of high Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) mixtures that considers the use of lower temperature production with warm-mix asphalt (WMA) and recommend any limitations for combining the two technologies.
Product Type:   Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Research report
Test Methodology:   Full-scale accelerated pavement testing, laboratory tests and experimental design, test protocol development, ruggedness study, develop precision, and bias statements.
Expected Benefits:   New protocol for evaluating high Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) asphalt mixtures and determining RAP limits and binder performance grade needs.
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Pavement and Materials
TRT Terms:   Infrastructure
Pavements
Research
Warm Mix Paving Mixtures
Recycled Materials
Testing
Asphalt
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Highways
Materials
Pavements
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