Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering
The Strategic Highway Research Program Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) database provides considerable information about a large number of pavement test sections. The information may be easily accessed using DataPave 2.0 software, available free from the Federal Highway Administration. This software provides information on approximately 3,000 sections, with several modules for data analysis and extraction. This paper describes the integration of LTPP DataPave 2.0 software into a pavement design course. The database was used at several points throughout the course, including lessons on traffic characterization, materials, reliability, performance, and design. Twelve Texas pavement case studies were used. Each student was required to complete an individual project requiring the use of the database. Student projects and student evaluations of the use of the DataPave 2.0 software in this course are also discussed. This paper provides sufficient information for interested faculty to implement the use of DataPave 2.0 in their own courses in pavement design and related areas
Delatte, N. (2002). "Using the Long Term Pavement Performance Database in Pavement Design Courses." J.Prof.Issues Eng.Educ.Pract., 128(4), 176-186.
Support for the UAB LTPP DataPave 2.0 research has been provided by the University Transportation Center for Alabama, the Southeast Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.