A Model for Incorporating Slab/Underlying Layer Interaction into the MEPDG Concrete Pavement Analysis Procedures

Principal Investigator(s):

Lev Khazanovich, Former Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering

Project summary:

This research project is developing a mechanistic-empirical model (and associated computational software) for considering the interaction between the concrete slab and underlying layer and its effect on pavement performance. The model is intended for use with the MEPDG procedures for concrete pavement analysis and design. Project researchers are considering both jointed plain concrete and continuously reinforced concrete pavements and overlays.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2017033
  • Start date: 08/2012
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Infrastructure