Improvement of Michigan Climatic Files in Pavement ME Design

SPONSOR:  MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

PI:  Zhanping You

The objectives of this study are the following: (1) check the quantity and quality of existing data for weather stations in Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical (ME) Design; (2) investigate the sensitivity of required pavement designs to climatic inputs; (3) determine sources of additional weather data that can be utilized in Pavement ME Design; (4) determine where additional weather stations would be beneficial; (5) run quality checks on additional weather data and weather stations and place into the correct format for Pavement ME Design; and (6) develop a procedure to choose weather data for virtual stations for gap areas where there is no actual weather station.

Zhanping You
Zhanping You
Jianping Dong
David Watkins
David Watkins
Jacob Hiller
Jacob Hiller