Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
John P. Zaniewski
Binders for five analysis locations and two pavement designs were selected using the LTPPBind V3.1 software. The recommended binders were then refined to meet realistic constraints of pavement construction in West Virginia. The performance of pavements with the selected binders, pavement structures and analysis locations was predicted using MEPDG. For the range of conditions evaluated in this study, the performance predictions of MEPDG were not sensitive to the binder selection. The materials models used in MEPDG for a Level 3 analysis were examined to assess why the predicted pavement performance was not sensitive to binder selection.
Bustos Rios, Jennifer, "Comparison of LTPP-Bind V3.1 and MEPDG for the Selection of Binder Grades" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 159.