Verification of Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design guide for the state of New Jersey

N. Siraj, Y. A. Mehta, K. M. Muriel, R. W. Sauber

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Abstract

The objective of the paper is to present the results of the verification of the predicted rutting, alligator cracking, longitudinal cracking, thermal cracking, and roughness (IRI) using the Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design guide. In this study, nine Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) and sixteen non-LTPP sections in the state of New Jersey were evaluated. The level 3 material input and level 2 traffic input were used during analysis. The input data and measured field performance data were collected from multiple sources. The analysis showed that the average difference between measured rutting and the average predicted asphalt concrete layer rutting was statistically insignificant at 95% confidence level. The measured longitudinal cracking, thermal cracking and roughness (IRI) were statistically similar to the predicted values. In addition the difference between measured and predicted alligator cracking was reasonable considering the error of field measured data, and prediction error due to level 3 material input.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields
Pages921-930
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, BCR2A'09 - Champaign, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2009Jul 2 2009

Publication series

NameBearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields
Volume2

Other

Other8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, BCR2A'09
CountryUnited States
CityChampaign, IL
Period6/29/097/2/09

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Siraj, N., Mehta, Y. A., Muriel, K. M., & Sauber, R. W. (2009). Verification of Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design guide for the state of New Jersey. In Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (pp. 921-930). (Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields; Vol. 2).