Material Utilization in Military Pavement Systems (MUMPS) Program - FY 95.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB
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Pavement research and development in the military and civilian sectors have never been more necessary nor more visible than at the present time. There are a number of reasons that point to the urgent need to accelerate the research and development efforts. Some of the reasons that delineate this need include the deterioration of our Nations transportation infrastructure, increased congestion of our airports, proposed aircraft development of unprecedented size, depletion of paving materials and increased expense of existing pavement materials, and the increased dependence of our Nations military on U.S. bases to project forces for regional conflicts. The objectives were to be achieved by evaluating the field performance of candidate materials through laboratory characterization and field test evaluations. Additional areas of interest included in the investigation were the environmental impact of using the new or waste materials in pavement systems, the effect of these materials on the performance of the pavement including the maintenance and life-cycle cost of the pavement, and potential constructibility problems associated with their use.
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies