Climate and Groundwater Data to Support Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design in South Dakota. SD2013-05

Project Details
STATE

SD

SOURCE

NC2

START DATE

10/01/13

RESEARCHERS

SDSM&T, U of Maryland, & RESPEC

SPONSORS

SDDOT

KEYWORDS

MEPDG

Project description

The AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design software requires location-specific traffic, materials, and climatic data to reliably predict performance of pavement design alternatives. The SDDOT has begun work to characterize materials and acquire needed traffic data, but has not yet addressed climatic data needs. The purpose of this research is to determine whether the number and location of weather stations and the historical data record adequately cover the state highway network or need to be enhanced by adding more stations and years of data.
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