Analysis and Determination of Axle Load Spectra and Traffic Input for the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide

Analysis and Determination of Axle Load Spectra and Traffic Input for the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide The values of equivalent single axle loads ESAL have been used to represent the vehicle loads in pavement design To improve the pavement design procedures a new method called the Mechanistic Empiric

  • Title: Analysis and Determination of Axle Load Spectra and Traffic Input for the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
  • Author: Yi Jiang Tommy E Nantung Huaxin Chen
  • ISBN: 9781622600885
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • The values of equivalent single axle loads ESAL have been used to represent the vehicle loads in pavement design To improve the pavement design procedures, a new method, called the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide MEPDG , has been developed to use the axle load spectra to represent the vehicle loads in pavement design These spectra represent the percentageThe values of equivalent single axle loads ESAL have been used to represent the vehicle loads in pavement design To improve the pavement design procedures, a new method, called the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide MEPDG , has been developed to use the axle load spectra to represent the vehicle loads in pavement design These spectra represent the percentage of the total axle applications within each load interval for single, tandem, tridem, and quad axles Using axle load spectra as the traffic input, the MEPDG method is able to analyze the impacts of varying traffic loads on pavement and provide an optimal pavement structure design In addition, the new method can be used to analyze the effects of materials and the impacts of seasons, to compare rehabilitation strategies, and to perform forensic analyses of pavement conditions The MEPDG utilizes mechanistic empirical approaches to realistically characterize inservice pavements and allows the full integration of vehicular traffic loadings, climatic features, soil characteristics, and paving materials properties into the detailed analysis of pavement structural behaviors and the resulting pavement performance.

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