Mechanistic Load Restriction Decision Platform for Pavement Systems Prone to Moisture Variations

This project will develop a mechanistic pavement load restriction decision framework using system dynamics approach. The main outcome of this project will be a toolkit for pavement engineers to make decisions regarding load restrictions due to seasonal soil moisture variations as well as during post-flooding instances. The use of system-based approach is necessary to integrate impacts of various stressors (soil moisture state, vehicular loads and volume, climatic conditions etc.), current pavement conditions, subgrade properties, hydro-geology, and short-term climate forecast. Due to very large number of variables and their inter-dependencies, a system dynamics modelling approach can holistically capture all significant variables and provide a user friendly tool for pavement load restriction (both in current time and for future forecasting) decision making.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TPF-5(341)


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $90,231.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Road Research Alliance

    St. Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Managing Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of New Hampshire, Durham

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Durham, NH  United States  03824
  • Start Date: 20190725
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713066
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1034192
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2019 3:31PM