Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement: Design Using the AASHTO Pavement ME Design Program

With the completion of the mechanistic–empirical (ME) pavement design guide (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 2008) and the recent availability of the AASHTO-Ware® Pavement ME Design software (, design of continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) has undergone significant changes. The primary purpose of this TechBrief, based on a more comprehensive Technical Summary (Roesler and Hiller 2013), is to provide engineers with the basic mechanistic–empirical design background and criteria utilized in the new ME Design software for CRCP. This document describes the main CRCP design inputs and identifies the most sensitive design inputs and features. Also, examples are included to demonstrate the use of the new software for the design of both new CRCP and CRCP overlays


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
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  • Accession Number: 01496729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF-13-027
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2013 9:47AM