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1 Imad Al-Qadi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Enad Mahmoud, Bradley University

2  Interlayer bond is critical to performance  Tack coat is the sole material bonding layers  Optimum tack coat application must be identified

3  Assess laboratory performance of tack coats  Determine optimal residual application rate of tack coats  Evaluate field-optimal tack coat application  Optimize tack coat materials, application rate, placement methods, and surface preparation techniques

4 LABORATORY

5 FIELD

6 FIELD TEST  I test sections  3 existing surfaces: milled HMA, milled PCC, and fresh binder stone mastic asphalt (SMA)  Illinois 98 – 19 sections  1 existing surface – milled HMA

7  Specify tack coat application rate based on residual AC rate, not truck applicator rate  Developed optimal application rates for all possible surfaces  Identified methods for surface cleaning that provide best bond strength  Determined viable options for rapid set tack coats  Emulsions outperformed cutbacks

8  Identification of the optimum tack coat application rate will  Ensure cost-effective and efficient tack coat application  Enhance pavement performance  Help the industry to better optimize resources

9  Based on this research, and the good correlation of laboratory and field results, new products in the future can be tested in the laboratory to determine their expected performance in the field

10  Special Provision for selected projects  Worked with:  Tack Coat Manufacturers  Materials Personnel  Construction Personnel  HMA Contractors  Applicator Manufacturers

11  Improved Pavement performance  Reduced delamintation  Improved rutting resistance  Faster opening to traffic  Some of the tested products allow traffic over tack coat (trackless tack coat)

12 Amy Schutzbach Illinois Department of Transportation Megan Swanson Illinois Department of Transportation


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