Design and Operation of the Traffic Simulator, HR-100, 1967

(1967) Design and Operation of the Traffic Simulator, HR-100, 1967. Transportation, Department of


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Heavy traffic volumes frequently cause distress in asphalt pavements which were designed under accepted design methods and criteria. The distress appears in the form of rutting in the wheel tracks and rippling or shoving in areas where traffic accelerates or decelerates. Apparently accepted stability test methods alone do not always assure the desired service performance of asphaltic pavements under heavy traffic. The Bituminous Research Laboratory, Engineering Research Institute of Iowa State University undertook the development of a laboratory device by which the resistance of an asphalt paving mix to displacement under traffic might be evaluated, and also be used as a supplemental test to determine adequacy of design of the mix by stability procedures.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asphalt pavements, Hot mix asphalt, Laboratory tests, One way traffic, Pavement distress, Rutting, Traffic simulation, Traffic volume
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Pavements > Asphalt
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 17270
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 15:33