Accession Number : ADA311811

Title :   Equipment Enhancement for Fundamental Research on Reclaimed/Recyclable Paving Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Mar 96,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT EL PASO CENTER FOR GEOTECHNICAL AND HIGHWAY MATERIALS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Nazarian, Soheil ; Picornell, Miguel

PDF Url : ADA311811

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The main objective of this project is to acquire laboratory equipment developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP). The use of the facility is geared towards (1) understanding the pertinence and importance of different rheological parameters of traditional paving and other recyclable materials, as related to performance-based design procedures and (2) performing basic research to understand the constitutive models related to viscoelastic, dynamic and nonlinear behavior of these materials. A upper-division course entitled 'Pavement Materials Characterization' is using the equipment as a teaching tool. Two research projects, funded by the Texas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, have also been extensively using the facility. p2

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS, *PAVEMENTS, *RHEOLOGY, *LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, RECYCLED MATERIALS, OPTIMIZATION, TOOLS, PARAMETERS, DYNAMIC RESPONSE, VISCOELASTICITY, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, HIGHWAYS.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE