The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) was developed under National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 1-37A as a novel mechanistic-empirical procedure for the analysis and design of pavements. The MEPDG, published in 2008, was subsequently supported by AASHTO’s DARWin-ME pavement design software (starting in April 2011) and AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design was the next generation of pavement design software (as of February 2013).
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