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Implementation of the AASHTO pavement design procedures into MULTI-PAVE.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis implements the empirical pavement design procedures for flexible as well as rigid pavement by American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) into two MATLAB modules of MULTI-PAVE. MULTI-PAVE was developed as a teaching tool that performs pavement thickness design for multiple design procedures using a common input file and a common output format. The AASHTO components were developed in accordance with the 1993 AASHTO Pavement Design Guide, and verified against the original design method. The thicknesses of the Asphalt Concrete, Base Course and Sub-base Course are the design outputs for flexible pavement. For rigid pavement, the thickness of slab is determined for various types of concrete pavements. The modules will be included in a MULTI-PAVE framework to compare the design outputs with other design methods.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 61 p.
Trita-VBT, ISSN 1650-867X ; 11:10
Keyword [en]
AASHTO Flexible Pavement Design, AASHTO Rigid Pavement Design, AASHTO Road Test, MULTI-PAVE
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44064OAI: diva2:450179
Available from: 2011-10-19 Created: 2011-10-19

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