Local Calibration of the MEPDG Using Pavement Management Systems Vol. I

The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG), prepared under NCHRP 1-37A and available from the Transportation Research Board (NCHRP 2004), is a significantly improved methodology for the design of pavement structures. Implementation of the MEPDG is expected to improve the efficiency of pavement designs and enhance the abilities of state transportation departments to predict pavement performance, which will thereby improve their ability to assess maintenance and rehabilitation needs over the life of the pavement structure. This project was initiated to assist state highway agencies with an important aspect of the MEPDG implementation by building on prior research activities and implementation efforts. In this regard, this projects objective is to develop a framework for using existing pavement management data to calibrate the MEPDG performance models. The feasibility of the framework will be demonstrated using actual data from a SHAs pavement management system.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 127p

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  • Accession Number: 01716641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HIF-11-026
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2019 5:19PM