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Release of New AASHTOWare Pavement ME DesignTM Backcalculation Tool

August 22, 2017

The new Pavement ME Deflection Data Analysis and Backcalculation Tool (BcT) Version 1.0, supplements the rehabilitation design module of AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design software (Pavement ME). Features and Capabilities Pavement ME Deflection Data Analysis and Backcalculation Tool (BcT) is a standalone software program that can be used to generate backcalculation inputs to the AASHTO Pavement ME Design software for rehabilitation design. ...

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Moving Forward

August 01, 2017

AASHTOWare is continually improving the software to meet stakeholder needs and to accommodate ever changing hardware and software technology. The two following areas are included in FY2018 planned activities. Pavement ME Design's 2018 planned activities include MERRA Climate Database and web-based technology.​ MERRA Climate Database: Pavement ME is moving towards the MERRA climate database. LTPP has already moved towards the use ...

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Planned 2018 Enhancements

August 01, 2017

The Pavement ME Design Task Force authorized the following enhancements for delivery in 2018 : Recalibration of the Flexible and Semi-Rigid Pavements Transfer Functions The flexible and semi-rigid pavement transfer functions have not been recalibrated since the software was taken over by AASHTO in 2010. In FY2018, the flexible and semi-rigid pavement transfer functions will be recalibrated which will be completed by the ...

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2017 Enhancements

August 01, 2017

Enhancements Impact on Calibration Coefficients None of the FY2017 enhancements have any impact on the transfer function calibration coefficients. MEPDG Manual of Practice​ The Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) Manual of Practice (MOP) is now integrated into the Pavement ME Design software. Specifically, the MOP is dynamically and contextually linked to the data elements within the software. The user ...

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Future Software Needs and Enhancements Being Considered

August 01, 2017

The Pavement ME Design Task Force is continually taking action to improve the software and welcomes suggestions from users. Suggestions are reviewed and prioritized at each Pavement ME Design Task Force meeting. You can submit your suggestions to Vicki Schofield or any Pavement ME Design Task Force member. The following is a list of selected features and enhancements that the ...

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Workshops/Training Programs

August 01, 2017

A couple years ago, the AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Task Force authorized the preparation of a 3-day training course on the principles and theory in the software used to predict the distresses and performance measures for flexible, rigid, and semi-rigid pavements. Since that time, multiple agencies have used the workshop to deliver various training programs to their staff and consultants. ...

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