Comparison of Mechanistic-Empirical and Traditional Rigid Pavement Design Methods: Afyon-Emirdag Trial Section

ŞENGÜN E., Ozturk H., YAMAN İ. Ö.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.31, no.5, pp.10251-10274, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18400/tekderg.565709
  • Journal Name: TEKNIK DERGI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Compendex, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.10251-10274
  • Keywords: Concrete pavement design, Belgian Catalog method, AASHTO 93 design method, mechanistic-empirical (M-E) design, AASHTOWARE-PAVEMENT, ME DESIGN, PERFORMANCE MODELS, IMPLEMENTATION, CALIBRATION, STATE


The first rigid pavement section in Turkey under the jurisdiction of General Directorate of Highways was designed as Jointed plain concrete pavement (JPCP) according to Belgian Catalog method. This design was compared with the traditional empirical American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO-93) design method and with the mechanistic-empirical (M-E) pavement design guide. Moreover, the international roughness index (IRI) values measured with intervals were compared with the predicted values of M-E analysis. According to M-E analysis, it is predicted that IRI and faulting will exceed but the cracking will be within the limit values during its service life.