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Enhancement of the Pavement Health Track (PHT) Analysis Tool Final Report

Executive Summary
Technical Information

Federal Highway Administration
Office of Asset Management

Sept 2013

Technical Report Documentation Page


Executive Summary

Sensitivity Analysis between MEPDG version 0.8 and 1.0
PHT Version 1.1 Output Validity Test
Update Pavement Forecasting Models and Reliability Index
PHT Version 2.0 Output Validity Test
PHT Analysis Log System
HPMS2010 Validation Rules
State PMS Data Reader and Converter
Maintenance Cost Model
Profile Map Viewer
Highway Data Viewer
Chart Template Feature
Improve PHT Runtime Performance
Expanded Reporting Module



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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
Pavement Health Track (PHT) Analysis Tool, Summary Report
5. Report Date
September 27, 2013
6. Performing Organization Code:
7. Author(s)
Kevin O'Toole, Maks Alam, Leslie Titus-Glover
8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Battelle Memorial Institute, 505 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Applied Research Associates, Inc., 100 Trade Centre Dr., Suite 200
Champaign, IL 61820-7233

Maks Inc., 1565 Westbelt Dr., Columbus, OH 43228
10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
DTFH61-07-D-00029-T-11009 Task 15
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Asset Management
Washington, D.C.
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Summary Report (Summary Report (10/11 - 9/13))
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
COTR: Nastaran Saadatmand
16. Abstract

The objective of this study was to enhance and develop the Pavement Health Track (PHT) Analysis Tool for the FHWA to provide improved performance, recalibrated analysis models, and modeling of maintenance treatments on the pavement remaining service life (RSL), and to improve the graphical user interface and reporting features.

The PHT Analysis Tool is an engineering software application for determining and reporting the health of pavement networks in terms of the pavement's RSL. The PHT Analysis Tool uses performance models recently developed by FHWA for the Highway Economic Requirements System (HERS) and the National Pavement Cost Model (NAPCOM). These pavement models are based on concepts developed under National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Projects 1-37A and 1-40D and included in the Interim American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG), making them a simplified version of the more complex mechanistic-empirical (ME) set of models and procedures used in the Interim AASHTO MEPDG.

This report presents an overview of the simplified MEPDG models incorporated into the PHT Analysis Tool along with a detailed description of PHT Analysis Tool approaches to determining pavement RSL, a description of the maintenance model, guidance on setting up the PHT Analysis Tool input database from HPMS and other databases, and guidance on setting key parameters for determining overall RSL.

17. Key Words
Pavement performance, mechanistic-empirical, PHT, RSL, HMA, PCC.
18. Distribution Statement
19. Security Classification (of this report)
20. Security Classification (of this page)
21. No of Pages
22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized

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Updated: 11/22/2013