Effect of Multiple Freeze-Thaw Versus Deep Frost Penetration on Pavement Performance

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(013)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Mar 04, 2003
Solicitation Number: 2
Partners: AK, ID, IL, MI, NC, NY, OH, PADOT
Contractor(s): Nichols Consulting Engineers
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-02-D-00139
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013
Contract End Date: Nov 04, 2006
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $369,683.00
Total Commitments Received: $430,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Larry Wiser
Larry.Wiser@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3079
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2002 $20,000.00 Clint Adler 907-451-5321 clint.adler@alaska.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Mike Santi Mike Santi 208- 334-8450 mike.santi@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Mike Santi Mike Santi 208- 334-8450 mike.santi@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 David Lippert 217-782-7200 David.Lippert@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2003 $25,000.00 David Lippert 217-782-7200 David.Lippert@illinois.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2001 $30,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2001 $25,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2003 $25,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Monique Evans 614-728-6048 monique.evans@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Monique Evans 614-728-6048 monique.evans@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2001 $30,000.00 Bob Garrett 717-787-0800 rgarrett@state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Bob Garrett 717-787-0800 rgarrett@state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2003 $15,000.00 Bob Garrett 717-787-0800 rgarrett@state.pa.us

Study Description

Five climatic scenarios are defined in terms of climatic input variables for the models. Predicted performance measures are presented for each of the climatic scenarios and compared at a 95 percent confidence interval to determine statistically significant performance differences. Participating Pooled Fund States were queried as to standard specifications, standard designs, average life expectancies, and construction costs specific to each State Highway Agency (SHA). This data along with information acquired through literature review of SHA standard practices is summarized with consideration given to the mitigation of frost-related damage. Life cycle cost analysis for each climatic scenario using predicted performance to determine average life and average agency construction costs for standard pavement sections is also discussed and compared. The use of the performance models for local calibration as required in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) M-E design guide is explored along with the possible application of the performance models in pavement management systems.

Objectives

The objectives of this study are to: (1) quantify the effects of frost penetration on pavement performance in climates with deep sustained frost as compared to environments with multiple freeze-thaw cycles, (2) investigate the effect that local adaptations have on mitigating frost penetration damage, and (3) estimate the associated cost of constructing and maintaining pavements in freezing climates.

Scope of Work

The approach consisted of modeling various pavement performance measures using both climatic and non-climatic input variables and performance data collected as part of the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program.

Comments

The Final Report (FHWA-HRT-06-121) has been published and will soon be available through the Federal Highway Administration¿s web site.

Subjects: Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Final Report FinalReport.pdf Final Report Public
Official Closeout Memo TPF-5(013) -- Close out Memo - Electronic Signature.pdf Memorandum Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (July-September 2004) qtrly_rpt_09-04.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (October - December 2004) qtrly_rpt_12-04.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (January -March 2005) qtrly_rpt_3-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (April-June 2005) qtrly_rpt_06-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (July-September 2005) qtrly_rpt_09-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (October-December 2005) qtrly_rpt_12-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (January-March 2006) qtrly_rpt_3-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (April-June 2006) qtrly_rpt_06-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis Task Order #3 (July - September 2006) qtrly_rpt_09-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #03 (October - December 2006) qtrly_rpt_12-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Effect of Multiple Freeze Cycles and Deep Frost Penetration on Pavement Performance and Cost work_plan.pdf Work Plan Public

Effect of Multiple Freeze-Thaw Versus Deep Frost Penetration on Pavement Performance

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(013)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Mar 04, 2003
Solicitation Number: 2
Partners: AK, ID, IL, MI, NC, NY, OH, PADOT
Contractor(s): Nichols Consulting Engineers
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-02-D-00139
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2013
Contract End Date: Nov 04, 2006
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $369,683.00
Total Commitments Received: $430,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Larry Wiser
Larry.Wiser@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3079
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2002 $20,000.00 Clint Adler 907-451-5321 clint.adler@alaska.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Mike Santi Mike Santi 208- 334-8450 mike.santi@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Mike Santi Mike Santi 208- 334-8450 mike.santi@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 David Lippert 217-782-7200 David.Lippert@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2003 $25,000.00 David Lippert 217-782-7200 David.Lippert@illinois.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2001 $30,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Jon Reincke 517-322-5695 reinckej@michigan.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2001 $25,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2002 $25,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2003 $25,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2002 $20,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 Mrinmay Biswas 919-508-1865 biswas@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Monique Evans 614-728-6048 monique.evans@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Monique Evans 614-728-6048 monique.evans@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2001 $30,000.00 Bob Garrett 717-787-0800 rgarrett@state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2002 $30,000.00 Bob Garrett 717-787-0800 rgarrett@state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2003 $15,000.00 Bob Garrett 717-787-0800 rgarrett@state.pa.us

Study Description

Study Description

Five climatic scenarios are defined in terms of climatic input variables for the models. Predicted performance measures are presented for each of the climatic scenarios and compared at a 95 percent confidence interval to determine statistically significant performance differences. Participating Pooled Fund States were queried as to standard specifications, standard designs, average life expectancies, and construction costs specific to each State Highway Agency (SHA). This data along with information acquired through literature review of SHA standard practices is summarized with consideration given to the mitigation of frost-related damage. Life cycle cost analysis for each climatic scenario using predicted performance to determine average life and average agency construction costs for standard pavement sections is also discussed and compared. The use of the performance models for local calibration as required in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) M-E design guide is explored along with the possible application of the performance models in pavement management systems.

Objectives

The objectives of this study are to: (1) quantify the effects of frost penetration on pavement performance in climates with deep sustained frost as compared to environments with multiple freeze-thaw cycles, (2) investigate the effect that local adaptations have on mitigating frost penetration damage, and (3) estimate the associated cost of constructing and maintaining pavements in freezing climates.

Scope of Work

The approach consisted of modeling various pavement performance measures using both climatic and non-climatic input variables and performance data collected as part of the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program.

Comments

The Final Report (FHWA-HRT-06-121) has been published and will soon be available through the Federal Highway Administration¿s web site.

Subjects: Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report FinalReport.pdf Final Report Public
Official Closeout Memo TPF-5(013) -- Close out Memo - Electronic Signature.pdf Memorandum Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (July-September 2004) qtrly_rpt_09-04.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (October - December 2004) qtrly_rpt_12-04.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (January -March 2005) qtrly_rpt_3-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (April-June 2005) qtrly_rpt_06-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (July-September 2005) qtrly_rpt_09-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (October-December 2005) qtrly_rpt_12-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (January-March 2006) qtrly_rpt_3-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTPP Data Analysis - Task Order #3 (April-June 2006) qtrly_rpt_06-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis Task Order #3 (July - September 2006) qtrly_rpt_09-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
LTTP Data Analysis - Task Order #03 (October - December 2006) qtrly_rpt_12-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Effect of Multiple Freeze Cycles and Deep Frost Penetration on Pavement Performance and Cost work_plan.pdf Work Plan Public

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