2297 Updating Pavement ME Climate Module for Efficient Design, Management of Oklahoma Pavements

This project will explore the design of climate-resilient pavements utilizing the global climate models (GCMs), and appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation measures will be also be selected. The GCMs will be evaluated and the most relevant models will be selected, and appropriate downscaling techniques that are suitable for the conditions of Oklahoma will be utilized. The selected model(s) will be used for prediction of future climate conditions and generation of synthetic data. The suitability of Oklahoma Mesonet climate data will be evaluated, as well as suitability of extracting historical climate data from other sources, for evaluation and use as a database for predicting distresses in selected pavement sections in Oklahoma. Pavement distresses will be analyzed using projected future climate data. Historical Oklahoma Mesonet data, and data from other sources including existing climate data files, will be used to create virtual weather stations in the current AASHTOWare Pavement ME software. Performance of the virtual weather stations will be analyzed and compared with those from the existing stations. Software simulation results will be analyzed to establish a regionwide climate data source for improved design of pavements in Oklahoma.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $200000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Project Managers:

      Warren, Amanda

      Rice, Jerry

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

      School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      Stillwater, OK  United States  74078

      University of Oklahoma, Norman

      School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
      202 West Boyd Street, Room 334
      Norman, OK  United States  73019
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bulut, Rifat

    • Start Date: 20231001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01898389
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oklahoma Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2297, SPRY-0010(093)RS
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 7 2023 3:41PM