Simplified Design Table for Minnesota Concrete Pavements

The project “Simplified Design Table for Minnesota Concrete Pavements” led to the creation of MnPCC-ME, a standalone 32-bit Windows executable program to replace the preexisting RigidPave. Whereas RigidPave was based upon the outdated American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 1993 design procedure for rigid pavements, MnPCC-ME is based on the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) version 1.1, a mechanistic-empirical design procedure that accounts for the effects of traffic loading and environment. Furthermore, MnPCC-ME was localized for Minnesota pavements through: (1) the use of local climate data and weigh-in-motion traffic data; (2) the incorporation of previously conducted calibrations of the MEPDG for Minnesota pavements; and (3) the inclusion of advanced analysis features included in MnPCC-ME’s flexible design counterpart, MnPAVE. The development and source code of MnPCC-ME is detailed in this final report.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC 2014-27, CTS Project #2013005
  • Contract Numbers: (C) 99008 (WO) 44
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2014 1:32PM