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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-094
Date: June 1998
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The days in which we can significantly advance the science of pavement engineering through purely empirical approaches are over. Instead, we must turn to mechanistically-based analyses, which seek to explain the mechanisms associated with pavement deterioration. This fact is reflected in the requirement that the 2002 Guide for Design of New and Rehabilitated Pavement Structures (2002 Guide, currently under development through the National Cooperative Highway Research Program) be based on mechanistic concepts.
This report documents the application of Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) data to the evaluation of mechanistically-based performance prediction procedures for jointed concrete pavements. It will be of benefit to those interested in the development of mechanistically-based performance prediction and design procedures for jointed concrete pavements. It will be of particular interest to those involved in the development of the 2002 Guide.
Charles J. Nemmers, P.E.
Office of Engineering
Research and Development
his document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers' names appear herein only because they are considered essential to the object of this document.
Topics: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials
Keywords: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials, Concrete pavement, fatigue cracking, joint faulting, LTPP, mechanistic-empirical procedures, NIMS, pavement distress, pavement performance, pavement testing, structural analysis
TRT Terms: research, facilities, transportation, highway facilities, roads, parts of roads, pavements