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Better Insights Through Accelerated Pavement Testing

To evaluate pavement performance under specific conditions, transportation agencies must go beyond traditional testing methods.

Bouzid Choubane, PhD, PE explains how to generate better insights into pavement materials, technologies, and design methods using Accelerated Pavement Testing.

Bouzid Choubane, PhD, PE

Director, National Center for Pavement Preservation, Michigan State University

  • More than 30 years of experience in pavement and materials-related areas
  • Chair of the Transportation Research Board Section on Pavements
  • Author or co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed technical papers

Some of the Questions Asked

Accelerated Pavement Testing

  • What are the objectives of an Accelerated Pavement Testing program?
  • What are the different types of APT?
  • What is the cost of an APT program?

Agency Integration of Accelerated Pavement Testing Programs

  • What factors are considered when designing an APT experiment?
  • What are some examples of successful APT programs?
  • Why should a transportation agency think about implementing an APT program?

"Accelerated Pavement Testing allows us to get insights into new pavement material, technologies, and design methods that lab testing alone cannot provide. APT programs must be integrated into the overall research effort and not be siloed. For any endeavor to succeed, it must be driven by a cohesive, strategic mission and objectives."

Bouzid Choubane, PhD, PE
Director, National Center for Pavement Preservation

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