Evaluation of the NCHRP 1-37A Rigid Pavement Design Procedure

The contractor will obtain the literature and software necessary to evaluate the NCHRP 1-37A rigid pavement performance models, known as the 2002 Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide. The contractor will assure the reasonableness of the performance models for cracks, faults, spalls, punch-outs, and international roughness index (IRI.) Measured IRI will be tested against computed for the given distress measures and pavement attributes. A sensitivity analysis will be conducted by varying all related inputs at once. The software and design procedure will be demonstrated and tested at a State DOT.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
      6300 Georgetown Pike
      McLean, VA  United States  22101
    • Project Managers:

      Sherwood, James

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Pittsburgh

      Benedum Engineering Hall
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15261
    • Principal Investigators:

      Vandenbossche, Julie

    • Start Date: 20050314
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19700

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462448
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-05-P-00094
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:03PM