HIPERBOND is a software program that predicts the performance of bonded concrete overlays. HIPERBOND evaluates the construction, pavement design, materials, and environmental factors during the first 72 hours after construction.
Bonded concrete overlays fail when de-bonding occurs. The use of HIPERBOND helps to predict and prevent de-bonding. The software originated as a module from the FHWA’s HIPERPAV software, but is now offered as stand-alone software that can be used independently. HIPERBOND includes two overlay modules – one for jointed concrete pavement and the other for continuously reinforced concrete pavement.
HIPERBOND models the early-age behavior of bonded concrete overlays and predicts potential de-bonding problems. HIPERBOND has been used extensively for planning of pavement projects, prevention of construction problems, and forensics investigations. It is used by contractors, pavement designers, material suppliers, and other industry stakeholders.