Flexible pavements

Research focused on improving the design, construction and performance of long-lived, quality hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavements in Wisconsin. Investigates compaction, binders, overlays, implementation of the Mechanistic Empirical Design Guide (MEPDG) and more.

Please contact staff at research@dot.wi.gov for research published before FFY 2006.

Research in progress

​Project ID

​Project title and principal investigator

​Completion date

(expected)

​0092-18-05​Investigation of In-Service Pavement Performance
Ahmed Faheem, Temple University
​07/2019
​0092-17-06​Investigation of Tack Coat Materials on Tracking Performance
Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin - Madison
​12/2018
​0092-16-06​Regressing Air Voids for Balanced HMA Mix Design Study
Randy West, Auburn University
​08/2018
​0092-17-04​Field Aging and Moisture Sensitivity Study
Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin - Madison
​07/2018
0092-18-06​Enhanced Moisture Sensitivity Study
Mansour Solaimanian, Pennsylvania State University
​04/2018
​0092-15-05Evaluation of WisDOT Quality Management Program (QMP) Activities and Impacts on Pavement Performance
Ahmed Faheem, Temple University
​02/2018
​0092-16-02​Asphalt Binder Extraction Protocol for Determining Amount & PG Characteristics of Asphaltic Mixtures
Caroline Rodezno, Auburn University
​09/2017

Completed research

Project ID

​Project title

​Completion date

0092-15-04

Analysis and Feasibility of Asphalt Pavement Performance-Based Testing Specifications for WisDOT

Final report Research brief

​12/2016
0092-14-06

Critical Factors Affecting Asphalt Concrete Durability

Final report Research brief

08/2016
​0092-15-09

​Wisconsin Department of Transportation Asphaltic Mixture New Specifications Implementation - Field Compaction and Density Validation

Final report Research brief

​06/2016

0092-12-02

Development of Guidelines and Specifications for Use of WMA Technology in Delivering HMA Products Inclusive of Non-Conventional Mixtures Such as SMA’s, and Mixtures with High RAP and High RAS Content

Final report Research brief

05/2014
0092-13-01

​Evaluation of Design Criteria and Field Performance of Rubblized Concrete Pavement Systems in Wisconsin - Phase 1

Final report

​03/2014
​0092-12-01

​Refinement of Current WisDOT HMA Mixture App Guidelines Related to NMAS and Aggregate Characteristics

Final report Research brief

​02/2014
​0092-13-02

​Field Evaluation of Wisconsin Modified Binder Selection Guidelines -- Phase II

Final report Research brief

​12/2013
​0092-11-01

​Investigation and Development of a Non-Destructive System to Evaluate Critical Properties of Asphalt Pavements during the Compaction Process

Final report Research brief

​12/2013
​0092-11-02

​Base Compaction Specification Feasibility Analysis

Final report Research brief

​01/2013

​WI-06-12

​Statewide Pavement Friction Testing 2012

Final report

​11/2012
​0092-09-02

​Performance Evaluation of Tack Coat Materials

Final report

​09/2012
​0092-09-01

​Evaluation of Flow Number Fn as a Discriminating HMA Mixture Property

Final report Research brief

​08/2012
​0092-10-07

​Characterization of Wisconsin Asphalt Mixture Low Temperature Properties for the MEPDG

Final report Research brief

​12/2011
​0092-10-06

​Effect of Recovered Binders from Recycled Shingles and Increased RAP Percentages on Resultant Binder PG

Final report Research brief

​12/2011
​0092-08-09

​Pre-Overlay Repair of Existing Concrete and Asphalt Pavements: Phase II

​12/2011
​WI-02-11

​Investigation of Early Distress in Wisconsin Rubblized Pavements

Final report

​07/2011
​0092-08-07

​Evaluation of Intelligent Compaction Technology for Densification of Roadway Subgrades and Structural Layers

Final report Research brief

​10/2010
​FEP-07-10

​Evaluation of Various Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Thicknesses over Rubblized Concrete Pavement

Final report

​07/2010
​FEP-01-10

​Evaluation of a Hot Mix Asphalt Perpetual Pavement

Final report

​04/2010
​TPF-5(124)

​Accelerated Performance Testing on the 2006 NCAT Pavement Test Track

Pooled fund website

​12/2009
​0092-08-06

​Wisconsin Mixture Characterization Using the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) on Historical Aggregate Structures

Final report Research brief

​09/2009
​TPF-5(119)

​North Central Pavement Research and Implementation Coordination Partnership (formerly Frozen Four)

Pooled fund website

​07/2009
​FEP-01-09

​Analysis of Load-Induced Strains in a Hot Mix Asphalt Perpetual Pavement

Final report

​04/2009
​0092-07-17

​Development of Recommendations for Compaction Temperatures in the Field to Achieve Density and Limit As-Built Permeability

Final report Research brief

​12/2008
​0092-07-01

​Investigation of the Use of Open Graded Friction Courses in Wisconsin

Final report Research brief

​12/2008

​0092-07-13

TPF-5(036)

​Materials Characterization and Analysis of the Marquette Interchange HMA Perpetual Pavement

Pooled fund website Research report

​08/2008
0092-06-01

​Perpetual Pavement Instrumentation for the Marquette Interchange Project

Final report Research brief

​06/2008
​0092-02-13

​Evaluation of Interlayer Bonding in HMA Pavements

Final report Research brief

​12/2007
​FEP-01-07

​Evaluation of Strata¨ Reflective Crack Relief System

Final report

​12/2007
​0092-03-13

​Field Evaluation of Wisconsin Modified Binder Selection Guidelines

Final report Research brief

​10/2007
​0092-04-07

​Testing Wisconsin Asphalt Mixtures for the AASHTO 2002 Mechanistic Design Procedure

Final report Research brief

​09/2007
​0092-05-12

​Test Method to Determine Aggregate/Asphalt Adhesion Properties and Potential Moisture Damage

Final report Research brief

​06/2007
​0092-06-02

​Development of In-Place Permeability Criteria for HMA Pavements in Wisconsin

Final report Research brief

​03/2007
​WI/SPR-04-00

​Layer Coefficients for New and Reprocessed Asphaltic Mixes

Final report

​01/2007
​0092-05-07

​Guidance, Parameters and Recommendations for Rubblized Pavements

Final report Research brief

​11/2006
​0092-04-06

​Life Cycle Cost Analysis of SMA Pavements and SMA Application Guidelines

Final report Research brief

​08/2006
​0092-05-10

​Non-Nuclear Density Testing Devices and Systems to Measure In-Place Asphalt Pavement Density

Final report Research brief

​07/2006
​0092-03-15

​Investigation of New Devices for Use in Determining Mechanistic Properties and Performance

Final report Research brief

​12/2005
​0092-04-05

​Guidelines for the Surface Preparation/Rehab of Existing Concrete and Asphaltic Pavements Prior to an Asphaltic Concrete Overlay

Final report Research brief

​10/2005