Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty
18, 4, 2019, 283-302

Application and evaluation of M-EPDG for performance analysis of Polish typical flexible and rigid pavements

Dawid Ryś Mail
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 11/12 Narutowicz str., 80-233 Gdańsk
Piotr Jaskuła Mail
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 11/12 Narutowicz str., 80-233 Gdańsk
Mariusz Jaczewski Mail
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 11/12 Narutowicz str., 80-233 Gdańsk
Marek Pszczoła Mail
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 11/12 Narutowicz str., 80-233 Gdańsk
Published: 2019-12-31

Abstract

The main goal of the paper is to implement and evaluate the M-EPDG and the software AASHTOware to analyse the performance of new flexible and rigid pavements designed according to the Polish catalogues, which are comparable with analogous catalogues used in other European countries. For this purpose the site-specific inputs for Poland were determined and described in the paper as well as compared to the default input data used in the USA. Performance parameters delivered from M-EPDG were compared to limits of pavement distresses given in the Polish Pavement Condition Diagnostics system and confirmed good or acceptable level of distresses at the end of design period. Analysis indicated that several climatic zones for Poland should be considered for performance analysis both of flexible and rigid structures. The presented analysis can be the first stage on the way towards calibration of the M-EPDG models for Polish conditions and their adjustment to planning of maintenance treatments.

Keywords


asphalt mixtures, axle load spectra, cement concrete, climatic data, flexible, M-EPDG, pavement design, pavement performance, rigid, semi-rigid, traffic load.

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Application and evaluation of M-EPDG for performance analysis of Polish typical flexible and rigid pavements

  
Ryś, Dawid et al. Application and evaluation of M-EPDG for performance analysis of Polish typical flexible and rigid pavements. Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 4, p. 283-302, dec. 2019. ISSN 2449-769X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 Feb. 2020. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7409/rabdim.019.019.