Mississippi Department of Transportation
Calibration; Data collection; Mechanistic design; Pavement performance; Test sections; AASHTOWare (Software)
The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) method for designing pavement structures utilizes mechanistic materials properties combined with other inputs to predict pavement performance using user inputs. Pavement performance models are used for this prediction of pavement performance. The pavement performance models are based upon national predictive models that are likely not applicable to Mississippi. This research project is designed to provide the required information for the calibration of these performance models for Mississippi materials and conditions. A number of test pavement sections will be visited, evaluated, sampled, and tested. Following these activities site reports will be prepared for each individual site that provides the information required for this calibration of the pavement performance models to local conditions.