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Title:Comparison between 1993 AASHTO Pavement Design Guide and Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide with North Dakota Case Study
Principal Investigators:Pan Lu and Andrew Bratlien
University:North Dakota State University
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-459
Keywords:freeze thaw durability, guidelines, heavy duty trucks, low volume roads, mechanistic-empirical pavement design, oil booms, pavement design, pavement performance, rural areas, service life


The primary objective of this project is to provide a critical comparison of performance predictions for pavement designed using the 1993 AASHTO Guide against pavements designed using the new design guide, in order to better assist North Dakota agencies in making the decision whether to switch to MEPDG.

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NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050