Enhancements underway for FY 2019

July 16, 2018

Two major enhancements are underway for FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019). These two enhancements have been requested by many agencies for some time and are summarized below:

Top-Down Cracking:
NCHRP project 1-52 has been completed under the leadership of Dr. Robert L. Lytton, P.E. with the Texas Transportation Institute. Integration of the model into Pavement ME Design is now underway.  The integration of the NCHRP 1-52 model into Pavement ME Design is expected to be completed and released in July 2019.

The Calibrator:
Many agencies have requested more detailed support to assist in the local calibration of the Pavement ME prediction models and transfer functions. A tool called “The Calibrator” is underway and will be completed and released in July 2019. The purpose of this tool is to provide a semi-automated procedure for accomplishing the local calibration. More information will be provided in future newsletters on this topic.