Ignacio Artamendi, Paul Phillips, Bob Allen, David Woodward

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This paper considers the development of proprietary asphalt surfacing properties used in the United Kingdom due to trafficking. The project aimed to determine whether asphalt mixes made with lower PSV aggregate in smaller nominal sized asphalt mixes could provide adequate levels of in-situ performance compared to the traditional use of higher PSV aggregate and 14mm nominal sized mixes. It compared SCRIM and GripTester data from full-scale road trials with laboratory Wehner Schulze laboratory data measured using asphalt laid at the road trial. The proprietary mixes were 14mm, 10mm and 6mm maximum aggregate size made with porphyry and quartz granite aggregate. Based on their PSV these aggregate sources would typically not be used on heavily trafficked roads in the UK. Surface texture was monitored using laser sensor during SCRIM assessment. In-situ testing found good levels of skid resistance for all mixes over the last 4 years since installation. The optimum nominal mix size was 10mm. The 14mm mixes had a noticeable drop in texture depth whereas the smaller nominal size mixes remained relatively unchanged. The Wehner Schulze was found to rank the mixes similar to in-situ measurement in contrast to PSV which did not. A model was developed to predict in-situ skid resistance based on Wehner Schulze data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Place of PublicationProceedings of the 2013 Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-7844-1300-5
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2013
EventAirfield and Highway Pavement 2013 - Los Angeles
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …


ConferenceAirfield and Highway Pavement 2013
Period1/01/13 → …


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