Combined Aggregate Gradation as a Method for Mitigating Studded Tire Wear on PCCP

Two sections of pavement were built with different specifications for the gradation of the aggregates, one with the standard gap-graded aggregate specification and one with a combined gradation specification. Equal wear rates for both sections indicated that the combined aggregate gradation had no positive affect on the pavement's resistance to studded tire wear.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 663.2
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Keith W. Anderson, Jeff Uhlmeyer, Mark Russell.
Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Materials Laboratory.
Number of Pages: 
Portland cement concrete, Aggregate gradation, Gap graded aggregates, Pavement performance, Durability, Studded tires.