A review of mix design and evaluation research for permeable friction course mixtures Academic Article uri icon


  • Permeable friction course (PFC) mixtures constitute one of the best options for surface paving, since they offer advantages (as compared to dense-graded hot mix asphalt) in terms of safety, economy, and environment. However, mix design and evaluation of PFC mixtures still require improvement and standardization to further promote the reliable use of these mixtures. This paper summarizes an extensive literature review focused on the basic aspects integrated in the mix design and evaluation of PFC mixtures. Although substantial advances related to these topics were reported since implementation of PFC mixtures in the 1990's, there is still a need for integration of several of these advances in an improved mix design procedure. The paper also identifies areas that require additional research, including the optimization of the balance between mixture functionality and durability and replacement of the indirect assessment of these important aspects. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Construction and Building Materials

author list (cited authors)

  • Alvarez, A. E., Martin, A. E., & Estakhri, C.

citation count

  • 99

complete list of authors

  • Alvarez, Allex E||Martin, Amy Epps||Estakhri, Cindy

publication date

  • March 2011