Evaluation of Pavement ME Design Software for Flexible Pavements

This research will provide the first step for the implementation of mechanistic empirical (ME) design for flexible pavements in Florida. As such, a full understanding of the implications of switching design methodologies is imperative. This requires a comparison of the two design methods: AASHTO 93 Method and ME Design Method. Additionally, a comparison of predicted versus observed distresses is necessary to understand the accuracy level of PMED, Version 2.6.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $199949
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Hayden, Mary Jane

    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

      400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
      Suite 300
      College Station, TX  United States  77845-4375
    • Principal Investigators:

      Goehl, Darlene

    • Start Date: 20210413
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230412
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230427

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01771494
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BEA88
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 12 2021 10:07AM