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Publication Number:  FHWA-RD-98-168    Date:  October 1999
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-168
Date: October 1999


Fast Track Paving: Concrete Temperature Control and Traffic Opening Criteria for Bonded Concrete Overlays Volume II - HIPERPAV User’s Manual

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This report provides guidance for the use of software called HIPERPAV, which was developed to model the early-age behavior of both portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) and bonded concrete overlays (BCO) subjected to stresses from moisture and temperature changes. HIPERPAV incorporates a set of guidelines for the proper selection of design and construction variables to minimize early-age damage to PCCP and BCO. The guidelines first identify design and construction inputs that are most likely to lead to good behavior during the early-age period. They then take these inputs and use them in a series of complex models developed to predict the behavior of jointed plain concrete pavement and bonded concrete overlays during this early period. HIPERPAV (which stands for HIgh PERformance PAVing) is a comprehensive, yet user-friendly software package. This report is Volume II of a three-volume set and is the User's Manual. It provides general instructions on the use and application of HIPERPAV. Volume I is the Final Report, which documents the work carried out during the study. Volume III is the Addendum to the User's Manual, which provides specific guidelines for using the final version of the software and includes example screens in color.

This report will be of interest to those involved in concrete pavement mix design, as well as the design and construction of concrete pavements. Sufficient copies are being distributed to provide two copies to each FHWA Region and three copies to each FHWA Division and State highway agency. Direct distribution is being made to the FHWA Division Offices. Additional copies may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.

T. Paul Teng, P.E.
Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development


This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

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