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Local Calibration of the MEPDG Using Pavement Management Systems

HIF-11-026

Final Report Volume I

Submitted To:

Federal Highway Administration Office of Asset Management 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590

July 2010

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SI (Modern Metric) Conversion Factors

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THREE STATE SELECTION APPROACH

3. THREE STATE SELECTION RESULTS

4. SINGLE STATE SELECTION

5. PRELIMINARY FRAMEWORK

6. FINAL FRAMEWORK

7. DATABASE VERIFICATION

8. MEPDG MODEL CALIBRATION

9. RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS

AADT
Average Annual Daily Traffic
AADTT
Average Annual Daily Truck Traffic
AASHTO
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
CRC
Continuously Reinforced Concrete
CRCP
Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
DOT
Department of Transportation
ESAL
Equivalent Single Axle Loads
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
GIS
Geographic Information System
GPS
Global Positioning System
HMA
Hot Mix Asphalt
IT
Information Technology
IRI
International Roughness Index
JCP
Jointed Concrete Pavement
JPCP
Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement
LTPP
Long-Term Pavement Performance
MEPDG
Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
MS
Microsoft
NCHRP
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
PCC
Portland Cement Concrete
PMS
Pavement Management System
SHA
State Highway Agencies

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Contact

Nastaran Saadatmand
Office of Asset Management, Pavements, and Construction
202-366-1337
E-mail Nastaran

 
 
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