PERMIT Tool: Development of an Algorithm to Determine Performance Life of HMA Mixes in Texas

Luis Alberto Torres Escobedo, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

A number of hot mix asphalt (HMA) types, such as permeable friction course (PFC), stone mastic asphalt (SMA), performance design mixes and conventional dense graded mixes are currently used to construct or overlay Texas roads. One of the important inputs into current pavement design programs used by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is the performance lives of HMA mixes. To determine the best mix type for a particular job or to analyze the performance of a mix or a road, a new system can be developed to rationally quantify the HMA mix performance. This system must have access to all available data concerning road construction, reconstruction, and maintenance jobs.^

Subject Area

Engineering, General|Engineering, Civil|Computer Science

Recommended Citation

Torres Escobedo, Luis Alberto, "PERMIT Tool: Development of an Algorithm to Determine Performance Life of HMA Mixes in Texas" (2014). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1558936.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1558936

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