Calibration of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide for Local Paved Roads in Wyoming

Since release of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) in 2004, many national and state agencies have been working toward implementation of the new pavement design guide through calibration and validation. In order to aide Wyoming’s Department of Transportation in its push toward total implementation, this study developed a set of traffic distributions and calibration coefficients for use within the MEPDG on designs of local paved roads that experience heavy truck traffic associated with the energy industry. A sensitivity analysis was also performed during this study to determine the effect of varying layer thicknesses on the prediction capabilities of the MEPDG. Findings of this report can be implemented on local paved roads that experience heavy truck traffic associated with the oil and gas industry.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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  • Publication Date: 2015-12


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 145p

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  • Accession Number: 01590483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC 15-294
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2016 9:26AM