Accession Number : ADA332771
Title : Evaluation of Stone Matrix Asphalt
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : Shoenberger, James E. ; Godwin, Lenford N. ; Gilbert, Paul A. ; Lynch, Larry N.
PDF Url : ADA332771
Report Date : NOV 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 182
Abstract : This report documents a study that evaluated the mixture properties and field performance of stone matrix asphalt (SMA) mixtures. The study included a review of European practices and initial U.S. experiences with SMA design and construction. SMA mixtures were compared to standard dense-graded hot-mix asphalt mixtures using standard Marshall properties, indirect tensile tests, and unconfined creep-rebound tests. SMA design and construction parameters were investigated during two construction projects. SMA was placed on a taxi way on the Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom. A roadway and intersection were overlaid with SMA at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California. The performance of the SMA at Edwards AFB, alter 3 years of use, is reported.
Descriptors : *ASPHALT, *PAVEMENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY FACILITIES, PARAMETERS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, CONCRETE, MIXTURES, CONSTRUCTION, LANDING FIELDS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ROADS, TAXIWAYS.
Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE