Implementation of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide and Software

In 2008, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials published the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: A Manual of Practice (MEPDG) and released the first version of the accompanying software program, AASHTOWare Pavement ME DesignTM (formerly DARWin-ME) in 2011. The MEPDG and accompanying software are based on mechanistic-empirical (ME) principles and are a significant departure from the previous empirically based AASHTO pavement design procedures. This synthesis documents the experience of transportation agencies in the implementation of the MEPDG and the software. Information used in this study was gathered through a literature review and a survey of state departments of transportation and Canadian provincial transportation agencies. Follow-up interviews with selected agencies provided additional information.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 80p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309271219
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 44-06
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2014 11:49AM