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Latest Publications

Review of Australasian and Overseas Specifications and Performance Tests for Bitumen

This report describes a literature review on the bitumen/binder specifications and test methods used in Australasia, USA, Europe and South Africa. The project investigated whether the Australian and New Zealand bitumen specifications are adequately related to performance, and appropriate for eval...

Effect of Heavy Vehicle Traffic in Sprayed Seal Design

The principal aim of this work was to examine the effect of heavy vehicle loading on sprayed seals, in order to incorporate such loading impacts into the Austroads sprayed seal design method. The current sprayed seal design method uses an equivalent heavy vehicle factor (EHV(%)) to account for...

Selection and Design of Initial Treatments for Sprayed Seal Surfacings

This document is an update of the design of initial treatments for sprayed seal surfacing. The information contained within this document supersedes that found in Austroads AP-T68-06 Update of the Austroads Sprayed Seal Design Method, and replaces Section 12 in that document. The termi...

Permeability of Sprayed Seals: Literature Review

This report describes a literature review on the permeability of sprayed seal surfacings. This review work was conducted to explore the permeability limits of sprayed seal surfacings, and to determine the influencing factors which allow seals to remain sufficiently waterproof. The testing methods...

Guide to Road Design Part 5 Errata July 2016

This errata to the Guide to Road Design Part 5: Drainage - General and Hydrology Considerations provides a revision to Equation A1 (Appendix A, page 170).

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