Document Type

Report

Publication Date

5-2005

Abstract

With the release of the new Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG), pavement design has taken a “quantum” leap forward. The current 1993 design guide is solidly based on the empirical interpretation of the results of the 1960 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Road Test. This report seeks to outline the technical aspects of the new MEPDG. Full detail is essentially impossible and impractical, since the release of the MEPDG was accompanied by eighteen volumes of technical justification and background. Consequently, this report seeks only to provide a potential user with a practical understanding of the workings of the new guide, with only sufficient technical depth to aid in understanding.

Comments

CTRE Project 03-166

Report Number

IHRB Project TR-509

Granting Agencies

Iowa Highway Research Board

Iowa Department of Transportation

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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