Implementing the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: Technical Report, May 2005

(2005) Implementing the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: Technical Report, May 2005. Iowa State University

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Abstract

With the release of the new Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG), pavement design has taken a “quantum” leap forward. The current 1993 design guide is solidly based on the empirical interpretation of the results of the 1960 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Road Test. This report seeks to outline the technical aspects of the new MEPDG. Full detail is essentially impossible and impractical, since the release of the MEPDG was accompanied by eighteen volumes of technical justification and background. Consequently, this report seeks only to provide a potential user with a practical understanding of the workings of the new guide, with only sufficient technical depth to aid in understanding.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: design guide—implementation—input parameters—pavement design—pavement performance
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 2889
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2005
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/2889

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