Modeling Mechanistic Properties of Unbound Pavement Materials for New York State

This project will increase the applicability of the seasonal pavement materials models that were developed for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in an earlier research project entitled #C-01-54, Seasonal Variations of In Situ Materials Properties. The models from that project were designed to help NYSDOT implement the new mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide (MEPDG) while still being applicable with the existing NYSDOT Comprehensive Pavement Design Manual (CPDM).  This project will expand on earlier research results, creating models of seasonal change in unbound (subbase and subgrade) layer moduli that are more broadly applicable across all of New York State. The original models covered about 60 percent of the geographic area of the state. The objective in this research is to increase the coverage of climatological and materials conditions, resulting in predictive models of pavement mechanistic properties, applicable to approximately 90 percent of the area of the state. The primary goal is to expand the inference space of the models of seasonal change in unbound (subbase and subgrade) layer moduli for use in mechanistic pavement design. Information gained from the initial study shall be used to focus the activities of this project. <p> </p>


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $324907.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RF 55505-03-03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

    Kamga, Camille

    Hossain, M. Makbul

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cornell Local Roads Program

    416 Riley-Robb Hall
    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853-5701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Irwin, Lynne

  • Start Date: 20100301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25279

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468226
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: RF 55505-03-03
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:47PM