Putting Research into Practice: Calibrating the MEPDG for Minnesota

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  01/30/2009

Summary:

Investigators calibrated the 2002 Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide Manual of Practice for Minnesota conditions by developing input parameters, conducting a sensitivity analysis, and comparing MEPDG predictions to those of MnPAVE and the current design standard. Results helped debug the MEPDG software and reduce its bias and error in design predictions for both rigid and flexible pavements.

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