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Accession Number PB2013-111540
Title Iowa Calibration of MEPDG Performance Prediction Models, June 2013. Technical Transfer Summary.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 3p
Personal Author D. Ma H. Ceylan K. Gopalakrishnan S. Kim
Abstract The latest AASHTOWare DARWin-METM (now referred to as Pavement ME Design), and the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) (AASHTO 2008) are significantly improved methodologies for the analysis and design of pavement structures. DARWin-METM builds on the research-grade MEPDG software version with additional key enhancements. The national calibration-validation process was successfully completed for MEPDG. Although this effort was comprehensive, further calibration and validation studies in accordance with local conditions were highly recommended by the MEPDG as a prudent step in implementing a new design procedure that is different from the current procedure.T
Keywords Calibration studies
Mechanistic analysis
Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide(MEPDG)
Pavement design
Pavement performance
Pavement structures
Validation studies

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
50A - Highway Engineering
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Iowa State Univ., Ames. Institute for Transportation.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number N/A

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