Accession Number : ADA327633

Title :   Material Utilization in Military Pavement Systems (MUMPS) Program - FY 95.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lynch, Larry N. ; Rollings, Marian P. ; Freeman, Reed B. ; Kent Newman, J. ; Ahlrich, Randolph P.

PDF Url : ADA327633

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 217

Abstract : Pavement research and development in the military and civilian sectors have never been more necessary nor more visible than at the present time. There are a number of reasons that point to the urgent need to accelerate the research and development efforts. Some of the reasons that delineate this need include: the deterioration of our Nation's transportation infrastructure, increased congestion of our airports, proposed aircraft development of unprecedented size, depletion of paving materials and increased expense of existing pavement materials, and the increased dependence of our Nation's military on U.S. bases to project forces for regional conflicts. The objectives were to be achieved by evaluating the field performance of candidate materials through laboratory characterization and field test evaluations. Additional areas of interest included in the investigation were the environmental impact of using the new or waste materials in pavement systems, the effect of these materials on the performance of the pavement including the maintenance and life-cycle cost of the pavement, and potential constructibility problems associated with their use.

Descriptors :   *ASPHALT, *PAVEMENTS, FIELD TESTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, AIRPORTS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

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