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dc.creatorBarcena Mendoza, Robertoen_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 49-52).en_US
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en_US
dc.description.abstractSurface treatments have been used by many government agencies as part of their maintenance and rehabilitation programs to improve surface quality and extend the service life of pavements. Traditional specifications for asphalt binders failed to characterize materials across the entire spectrum of temperatures experienced during production and construction and in-service and required properties that were not directly related to performance. The Superior Performing Asphalt Pavements (Superpave) or performance-graded (PG) asphalt binder specification was developed in the 1990's to measure binder properties directly related to hot mix asphalt concrete (HMAC) performance and included material characterization at low, intermediate, and high temperatures. Direct application of the PG binder specification to binders used in surface treatments is not appropriate due to differences between surface treatments and HMAC in terms of distress types, construction methods, and exposure to environmental conditions. The objective of this study conducted for the Texas Department of Transportation was to develop a performance-based specification system for surface treatment binders that maximizes the use of existing equipment required in the PG system for HMAC binders. This new surface performance grading (SPG) specification assumes appropriate design and construction practices and considers only binder properties after construction. The SPG was developed based on the identification of common distresses and analysis of physical properties of surface treatment binders measured at multiple temperatures and corresponding performance in specific environmental conditions. The final SPG includes suggested limiting values for high and low surface pavement design temperatures. Implementation of the SPG is recommended after results from the suggested validation experiment are obtained.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectcivil engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor civil engineering.en_US
dc.titleSurface performance grading and grade selection process for surface treatment bindersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US engineeringen_US
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen_US

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