Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 422. User Review of the AASHTO Guide for Local Calibration of the MEPDG

The AASHTO ‘Guide for the Local Calibration of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide’ was first published in 2010.  Use of the guide by State DOTs and others has been minimal because of perceived difficulty in understanding the document.  Over two-thirds of State DOTs, as well as multiple Canadian province and other international transportation agencies, have already licensed the AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design software program.  A key component for successfully implementing the program is locally calibrating the design models for the materials, traffic and environmental conditions of the agency’s jurisdiction.  Revising the guide in a more understandable format will increase the desirability to use it and facilitate implementation of the Pavement ME Design program. The objective of this research is to critique the AASHTO ‘Guide for the Local Calibration of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide’ from the viewpoint of a general pavement design practitioner and make recommendations for areas to improve document comprehension.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $23590
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task 422

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    GGfGA Engineering, LLC

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Geary, Georgene

  • Start Date: 20180226
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180626
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01668993
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task 422
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 14 2018 3:03PM