2018, Asphalt Pavements, Porous Asphalt, Sustainability

Structural Design Guidelines for Porous Asphalt Pavements (July 2018)

Often the design of porous asphalt pavements is focused on how well the pavement will handle water, not traffic. For most parking lots and light-duty surfaces this may be a reasonable approach, but as public agencies look to use full-depth porous asphalt pavements on roadways a traditional structural design methodology is needed.

Written by Charles W. Schwartz, Ph.D., and Kevin D. Hall, Ph.D., P.E., with the support of the NAPA–SAPA Pavement Economics Committee’s Pavement Design Task Group, Information Series 140: Structural Design Guidelines for Porous Asphalt Pavements discusses the structural design procedure for porous asphalt and the required inputs using the AASHTO 93 design method. IS-140 is available as a PDF download through the NAPA store.