AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design is the next generation of pavement design software, which builds upon the National Cooperative Highway Research Program mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide.

State-of-the-art procedures incorporated in the software reflect eight years of research and development involving both AASHTO members and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The research and development process and resulting software beautifully illustrate the power and effectiveness of the cooperative development practice behind all AASHTOWare products. Continuous improvement of pavement process continues under NCHRP, the Federal Highway Administration and state agencies.

Pavement ME Design represents a quantum leap forward from previous processes. Engineers can now precisely predict pavement performance because the software incorporates material mechanics, climate data, axle-load spectra and other advances.

For technical support, contact the Pavement ME Design Help Desk toll-free at 1-877-500-3496 or email pavementmedesign@ara.com

“The AASHTO Pavement ME Design software continues to evolve in a way that addresses current transportation agency needs. In particular, the recent additions of a thin asphalt overlay reflection cracking model and a bonded concrete on asphalt design procedure provide solutions for rehabilitating and maintaining existing infrastructure.”

John P. Donahue, Construction and Materials Liaison Engineer, Missouri DOT