TRB conducted a webinar on July 25, 2012, from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that explored flexible pavement performance prediction research undertaken as a part of a National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) project
. Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
for a link to the recorded webinar.
The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) Manual of Practice provides methodologies for the analysis and performance prediction of different types of flexible and rigid pavements. The performance predicted by these methodologies depends on the values of input parameters that characterize pavement materials, layers, design features, and condition. However, these input parameter values are expected to differ to varying degrees and, therefore, the predicted performance may also vary to some degree depending on the input parameter values.
This webinar will explore the results of a study to evaluate the sensitivity of pavement performance predicted by the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide to the values of the design inputs. Aspects such as material properties, master curves, and traffic will be discussed. The contractor’s final report is available online
Panelist: Chuck Schwartz, University of Maryland
Moderator: Trenton Clark, Virginia Asphalt Association
Webinar learning objectives:
- Introduction and Webinar Overview: Trenton Clark
- Traffic Inputs on Flexible Pavement Performance: Chuck Schwartz
- Questions and Answers
- Material Inputs on Flexible Pavement Performance: Chuck Schwartz
- Summary and Conclusions for the NCHRP Project: Chuck Schwartz
- Questions and Answers
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Learn the different inputs for flexible pavement design in the MEPDG
- Understand the impacts on material inputs on flexible pavement performance prediction
- Recognize the need for reliable traffic and load data for flexible pavement performance prediction
- Understand what flexible pavement parameters have the greatest and least impact on pavement performance prediction
There is no fee for employees of TRB sponsors
who register using their work email address. In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:
- TRB and National Academies employees
- Chairs of CRP panel members who were involved with developing the report or project that is the subject of the webinar
- TRB standing committees, sections, or groups
- Members of the media
- Congressional staff members
Other sites must pay $49 per site. View our pricing page
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Professional Development Hour information:
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate.
Individuals registered as Florida PEs are required to email Reggie Gillum, RGillum@nas.edu
, with their license number.
TRB is classifying this webinar as an activity related to business practices. Please note that some jurisdictions do not accept educational activities in this area or have limitations as to the content. Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.
This webinar was developed in April 2012. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, PO Box 1686, Clemson, SC, 29633. Website: www.RCEP.net
Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
This Summary Last Modified On: 7/25/2012