Development of a Flexible Pavement Database for Local Calibration of MEPG

The results of this research will enable the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to provide pavement design professionals with appropriate tools and a better understanding of how the new Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) will allow for optimization of materials, evaluate and incorporate new materials into designs, and evaluate the impacts of anticipated heavier loads and new axle configurations on pavement performance in New Mexico. With the existing method, pavement life is not correlated with the mode of failure. MEPDG design methodology is expected to allow the NMDOT to establish the anticipated failure mode, and level of distress at the end of the design life (e.g. rutting, bottom-up cracking or top-down cracking), resulting in cost efficiency comparisons and optimizations


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $439,787
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Mexico Department of Transportation Research Bureau

    7500B Pan American Freeway NE
    Albuquerque, New Mexico  United States  87122
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131-0001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Benedict, Karl

    Tarefder, Rafiquel

  • Start Date: 20080622
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110605
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28786

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463416
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: CO5173, NM08MSC-02
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:28PM