# Pavement Design AASHTO And MEPDG For Part A it is important to learn how to compute ESAL and thickness of layers.

For Part B Mechanistic-Empirical Design

For Part A it is important to learn how to compute ESAL and thickness of layers.

For Part B Mechanistic-Empirical Design by using Kenpave or with several equations mentioned in the question.

Midterm Part B – Pavement Design

Pavement Analysis & Design

Due: 03/29/2022 6:30 PM (on Canvas)

Part B of the midterm exam consists of designing a pavement structure for traditional NJ

traffic using the AASHTO ’93 and Mechanistic Empirical Design methods. The design life

of the pavement structure is intended to be 15 years. The general pavement structure

consists of an HMA layer (Layer #1) and an Untreated Granular Base (Layer #2), which

is the typical structure used on NJ Routes 55, 295, and 78. Material properties and

pavement layers are shown in the figure below.

A few additional notes:

• Traffic: Traffic information can be found in Appendix A. These reports are directly

from NJDOT and you can assume that these traffic counts are current. For all axle

weights, please use the most conservative estimate. Additionally, for the 30+ axle

weights, you should use 32 kips, 36 kips, and 60 kips for single, tandem, and tridem

axles, respectively. The growth rate of traffic is assumed to be 2%.

• AASHTO ’93: Please use a reliability of 95%, standard deviation of 0.30, and ΔPSI

is 2.0. Base drainage is assumed to be 1.0.

• M-E Design: Fatigue cracking equation can be found here or from the Week 6

Lecture Slides. Please assume a tire pressure of 50 psi, Va = 5.0% and Vbe =

12.0%. Poisson’s ratio for the AC, Base, and Subgrade layers are 0.35, 0.40, and

0.45, respectively. Rutting equation is shown below or in the Week 7 Lecture

Slides. Rutting only needs to be considered in the subgrade layer.

= 1.365 − 9 ∗ ( )

−4.477

Please determine the layer thickness for the HMA and Base layers. Show all work

for full credit. Provide example calculations for each factor that is calculated. You

can upload a Word Document or PDF to Canvas as your submittal. Good Luck!

APPENDIX A: TRAFFIC INFORMATION FOR NJ