Updating of the State Pavement Management System and Calibration of the 2002 Design Guide for Hawaiian Conditions

An update of the current pavement management and pavement design practices are needed for the State of Hawaii. An updated pavement management system (PMS) can provide several benefits to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT). However, to realize such benefits, proper information must be collected and periodically updated, predictions of the performance and costs of alternative strategies must be made, and optimization procedures that consider the entire pavement life cycle must be developed. Selection of pavements for treatment using the current PMS practices is based solely on the severity of the pavement distress, which is not usually the best strategy. In addition, the current system does not have the capability to predict the consequences of different funding scenarios. The current HDOT Pavement Design Manual relies on an empirical approach to pavement design developed in California several decades ago. This procedure has become obsolete due to several developments. For example, new mixes have been developed such as the Superpave mixes and Stone matrix asphalt mixes, and traffic loads and tire pressures have generally increased. There is a need to update the current design procedures and at the same time Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is encouraging the state DOT's to adopt the new mechanistic design principles for which considerable research has led to the development of a new mechanistic pavement design guide under NCHRP Project 01-37A. This proposal deals with the updating of the two aforementioned tools, which we believe it will result in a more efficient management of pavements in the State of Hawaii. Specifically, we propose to study those aspects that will form the foundation for these tools. The study will concentrate on the data collection technologies for distress identification, the assessment of different PMS software implementations including issues on databases and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), collection and analysis of the available data, and the calibration of the mechanistic-empirical transfer functions for local materials.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $950000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      300 Ala Moana Boulevard
      Honolulu, HI  United States  96850

      Hawaii Department of Transportation

      869 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI  United States  96813-5097
    • Project Managers:

      Kuo, Loy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Hawaii, Manoa

      College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 383
      Honolulu, HI  United States  96822
    • Principal Investigators:

      Archilla, Adrian

      Ooi, Phillip

    • Start Date: 20050801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100731
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12822

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460455
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Hawaii Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 53463, HWY-L-2005-01
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:25PM