Monitoring and Modeling of Pavement Response and Performance

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 938
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Apr 04, 2005
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2014
Solicitation Expires: Dec 31, 2005
Partners: NY, OH
Lead Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2005
Commitment End Year: 2011
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $1,678,000.00
Commitments Received: $1,585,129.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): General Research
Research@dot.state.oh.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Imad Basheer
Imad.Basheer@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3149
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
New York State Department of Transportation 2006 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $150,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $250,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2011 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2006 $347,782.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2007 $205,512.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2008 $226,249.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2009 $5,586.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov

Background

Mechanistic-empirical (ME) based pavement design procedures are being used by some DOTs to determine the adequacy of layer thicknesses in new and existing AC and PCC pavements and to verify pavement designs with expected material properties, traffic loading, and climatic conditions. Similarly, the influences of weather related factors and construction practices on pavement response and performance have not been sufficiently examined. Harsh weather conditions and/or improper construction techniques may lead to the development of premature functional and structural types of distress that may ultimately affect pavement serviceability. Thus, the need exists to review and verify ME design methods, along with accompanying climatic models, and to document construction processes for perpetual AC pavements, long-lasting PCC pavements, as well as for several types of rehabilitation applied to existing rigid pavement. This includes an investigation of the influence of the mechanical properties of individual material layers on pavement response and performance.

Guidelines have been developed under NCHRP Project 1-37A for designing and analyzing AC and PCC pavement structures. All states will be urged to implement these guidelines which rely largely upon ME techniques for calculating response and performance using projected load, material, and environmental conditions. As with most analytical procedures, actual measured results will likely disagree to some extent with predictions because of inherent localized variations in material properties, construction techniques, climatic conditions, traffic loading, etc. Consequently, state DOTs need to validate the 1-37A guidelines for their areas and make necessary adjustments to the guidelines for accurate predictions of response and performance. States containing diverse materials, different levels of construction expertise or more than one climatic zone may need to perform multiple calibrations. These calibrations entail the comparison of measured and calculated strains, deflections, and pressures for response, and the comparison of measured and calculated distress. Once these data become available, appropriate adjustments can be made to the 1-37A guidelines.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the proposed research are to:

(1) Monitor the new perpetual AC and long life PCC pavements being constructed in Ohio, the new and rehabilitated AC and PCC pavements in New York State, and other existing instrumented pavements in both states.

(2) Reconstruct strain histories through nondestructive testing to validate ME design procedures.

(3) Verify ME design procedures for all pavements in the study.

(4) Conduct forensic studies of selected sections to determine causes of premature failure.

(5) Use laboratory testing and backcalculation to characterize all materials used in the test sections and to determine material properties for Level 1, 2, and 3 design guidelines.

(6) Calibrate ME procedures presented in the NCHRP 1-37A Guide for Mechanistic-Empirical Design for Ohio and New York State. Execute the NCHRP implementation plan for Ohio and New York.

(7) Test perpetual pavement systems in an accelerated pavement load facility.

(8) Update database, data summary, and environmental data analysis to cover test roads.

(9) Document all research findings in various interim reports and one final report.

Scope of Work

The project will include the following tasks:

Group A - Ohio:

A1. Data collection, field sampling, and pavement surveys will be performed on US Routes 23, 30, 33, and 50 and on Interstate 77 in Ohio using SHRP protocols.

A2. Strain histories will be reconstructed by conducting nondestructive testing on US 30 in Wayne County, Ohio to validate ME design procedures.

A3. Forensic investigations will be performed on test sections that fail.

A4. Laboratory tests will be performed on samples collected in forensic investigations.

A5. Annual reports summarizing all data and analyses of environmental data will be provided.

A6. A data summary and an environmental data analysis related to pavement distress will be generated.

A7. Input parameters for the Enhanced Integrated Climatic Model used in NCHRP 1-37A will be determined. Results from the model will be compared with actual field data.

Group B - New York State:

B1. Instrumentation installed on Interstate 86 in New York State will be monitored. Sensors will be installed on new test sections and monitored for six years.

B2. Construction practices will be reviewed.

B3. Data collection, field sampling, and pavement surveys will be performed on I 86 and I 490 in New York State using SHRP protocols for six years.

B4. Strain histories on test sections will be reconstructed to calibrate ME design procedures.

B5. Forensic investigations of test sections will be performed to document causes of premature failure.

B6. Laboratory testing and backcalculation will be used to characterize all materials used in the reconstruction of I 86.

B7. Annual reports summarizing data and environmental data analysis will be provided.

B8. A data summary and an environmental data analysis related to pavement distress will be generated.

Group C - General:

C1. A national conference on perpetual pavement will be hosted.

C2. Construction, testing, and monitoring of at least three perpetual pavement sections at the Accelerated Pavement Load Facility in Ohio will be performed.

C3. Database, data summary, and environmental data analysis updates will be performed using laboratory data from project test roads.

C4. Mechanistic/empirical design procedures will be verified and calibrated.

C5. Models to predict asphalt concrete temperature and stiffness will be verified, and the Enhanced Integrated Climatic Model will be reviewed for conditions prevalent in Ohio and New York State.

C6. The final report will be prepared.

Comments

A commitment of $20,000 per year is recommended, but participation is welcomed at any level. Tasks will be performed as funding contributions allow.

Note: Ohio will provide funds and technical oversight for Group A tasks. New York State will provide funds and technical oversight for Group B tasks. Group C tasks will be funded by the remaining participating states, and will be under the guidance of the project technical panel.

Subjects: Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

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Monitoring and Modeling of Pavement Response and Performance

General Information
Solicitation Number: 938
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Apr 04, 2005
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2014
Solicitation Expires: Dec 31, 2005
Partners: NY, OH
Lead Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2005
Commitment End Year: 2011
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $1,678,000.00
Commitments Received: $1,585,129.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): General Research
Research@dot.state.oh.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Imad Basheer
Imad.Basheer@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3149
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
New York State Department of Transportation 2006 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $150,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $250,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2011 $100,000.00 Wes Yang Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2006 $347,782.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2007 $205,512.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2008 $226,249.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2009 $5,586.00 Roger Green Jill Martindale 6146448173 jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov

Background

Mechanistic-empirical (ME) based pavement design procedures are being used by some DOTs to determine the adequacy of layer thicknesses in new and existing AC and PCC pavements and to verify pavement designs with expected material properties, traffic loading, and climatic conditions. Similarly, the influences of weather related factors and construction practices on pavement response and performance have not been sufficiently examined. Harsh weather conditions and/or improper construction techniques may lead to the development of premature functional and structural types of distress that may ultimately affect pavement serviceability. Thus, the need exists to review and verify ME design methods, along with accompanying climatic models, and to document construction processes for perpetual AC pavements, long-lasting PCC pavements, as well as for several types of rehabilitation applied to existing rigid pavement. This includes an investigation of the influence of the mechanical properties of individual material layers on pavement response and performance.

Guidelines have been developed under NCHRP Project 1-37A for designing and analyzing AC and PCC pavement structures. All states will be urged to implement these guidelines which rely largely upon ME techniques for calculating response and performance using projected load, material, and environmental conditions. As with most analytical procedures, actual measured results will likely disagree to some extent with predictions because of inherent localized variations in material properties, construction techniques, climatic conditions, traffic loading, etc. Consequently, state DOTs need to validate the 1-37A guidelines for their areas and make necessary adjustments to the guidelines for accurate predictions of response and performance. States containing diverse materials, different levels of construction expertise or more than one climatic zone may need to perform multiple calibrations. These calibrations entail the comparison of measured and calculated strains, deflections, and pressures for response, and the comparison of measured and calculated distress. Once these data become available, appropriate adjustments can be made to the 1-37A guidelines.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the proposed research are to:

(1) Monitor the new perpetual AC and long life PCC pavements being constructed in Ohio, the new and rehabilitated AC and PCC pavements in New York State, and other existing instrumented pavements in both states.

(2) Reconstruct strain histories through nondestructive testing to validate ME design procedures.

(3) Verify ME design procedures for all pavements in the study.

(4) Conduct forensic studies of selected sections to determine causes of premature failure.

(5) Use laboratory testing and backcalculation to characterize all materials used in the test sections and to determine material properties for Level 1, 2, and 3 design guidelines.

(6) Calibrate ME procedures presented in the NCHRP 1-37A Guide for Mechanistic-Empirical Design for Ohio and New York State. Execute the NCHRP implementation plan for Ohio and New York.

(7) Test perpetual pavement systems in an accelerated pavement load facility.

(8) Update database, data summary, and environmental data analysis to cover test roads.

(9) Document all research findings in various interim reports and one final report.

Scope of Work

The project will include the following tasks:

Group A - Ohio:

A1. Data collection, field sampling, and pavement surveys will be performed on US Routes 23, 30, 33, and 50 and on Interstate 77 in Ohio using SHRP protocols.

A2. Strain histories will be reconstructed by conducting nondestructive testing on US 30 in Wayne County, Ohio to validate ME design procedures.

A3. Forensic investigations will be performed on test sections that fail.

A4. Laboratory tests will be performed on samples collected in forensic investigations.

A5. Annual reports summarizing all data and analyses of environmental data will be provided.

A6. A data summary and an environmental data analysis related to pavement distress will be generated.

A7. Input parameters for the Enhanced Integrated Climatic Model used in NCHRP 1-37A will be determined. Results from the model will be compared with actual field data.

Group B - New York State:

B1. Instrumentation installed on Interstate 86 in New York State will be monitored. Sensors will be installed on new test sections and monitored for six years.

B2. Construction practices will be reviewed.

B3. Data collection, field sampling, and pavement surveys will be performed on I 86 and I 490 in New York State using SHRP protocols for six years.

B4. Strain histories on test sections will be reconstructed to calibrate ME design procedures.

B5. Forensic investigations of test sections will be performed to document causes of premature failure.

B6. Laboratory testing and backcalculation will be used to characterize all materials used in the reconstruction of I 86.

B7. Annual reports summarizing data and environmental data analysis will be provided.

B8. A data summary and an environmental data analysis related to pavement distress will be generated.

Group C - General:

C1. A national conference on perpetual pavement will be hosted.

C2. Construction, testing, and monitoring of at least three perpetual pavement sections at the Accelerated Pavement Load Facility in Ohio will be performed.

C3. Database, data summary, and environmental data analysis updates will be performed using laboratory data from project test roads.

C4. Mechanistic/empirical design procedures will be verified and calibrated.

C5. Models to predict asphalt concrete temperature and stiffness will be verified, and the Enhanced Integrated Climatic Model will be reviewed for conditions prevalent in Ohio and New York State.

C6. The final report will be prepared.

Comments

A commitment of $20,000 per year is recommended, but participation is welcomed at any level. Tasks will be performed as funding contributions allow.

Note: Ohio will provide funds and technical oversight for Group A tasks. New York State will provide funds and technical oversight for Group B tasks. Group C tasks will be funded by the remaining participating states, and will be under the guidance of the project technical panel.

Subjects: Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

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