As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB conducted a webinar on December 3, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that explored the SHRP 2 project called Composite Pavement Systems (R21)
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This webinar explored the SHRP 2 Composite Pavement Systems research project, which provides guidelines and validated models, techniques, and specifications for using two composite pavement systems: a relatively thin, high-quality, hot-mix asphalt layer over a Portland cement concrete (PCC) structural layer; and a relatively thin PCC surface on top of a second, less-expensive, recycled PCC layer.
Composite pavements have been demonstrated to increase pavement service life while providing favorable surface characteristics and structural capacity. However, objective studies of their use and installation have been inadequate to support widespread adoption. This project included the development of validation procedures and produced documentation to assist transportation agencies with installation and maintenance of composite pavement systems that are long-lasting and have predictably low life-cycle costs.
- Michael Darter, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
- Stephen J. Cooper, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Jameelah Hayes, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Moderated by: James Bryant, Transportation Research Board
- Part 1: Brief overview of SHRP 2 mission, objectives of the Renewal focus area and related SHRP 2 research.
- Part 2: SHRP 2 researchers introduce the results, concepts, and products
and experience gained from development and testing the project
- Part 3: FHWA's perspective regarding the Composite Pavement Systems Project.
- Part 4: AASHTO’s perspective regarding the Composite Pavement Systems Project.
- Part 5: Question and answer session.
The first 60 minutes of the webinar was for presentations and the final 30 minutes was reserved for audience questions.
- To understand ways to investigate the design and construction of a new composite pavement system.
- To understand the behavior, material properties, and performance of each type of composite pavement under various climate and traffic conditions.
- To understand how the SHRP 2 project has validated updates to the applicable structural, climatic, material, performance prediction models, and design algorithms including:
- AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide Manual of Practice (MEPDG)
- National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 1-41 reflection cracking
- NCHRP 9-30A rutting
- Lattice Bonding model
- To understand the R21 project, the recommendations for construction specifications, installation techniques, life-cycle costing, and the related training materials.
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This webinar is sponsored by SHRP 2, and no fee is associated with registering for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Professional Development Hour information:
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate.
Individuals registered as Florida PEs are required to email Reggie Gillum, RGillum@nas.edu
, with their license number.
This webinar was developed in October 2013. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, PO Box 1686, Clemson, SC, 29633. Website: www.RCEP.net
Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
This Summary Last Modified On: 12/27/2013