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Reliability Associated with the Estimation of Soil Resilient Modulus at Different Hierarchical Levels of Pavement Design

Abstract Deterministic solutions are available to estimate the resilient modulus of unbound materials, which are difficult to interpret because they do not incorporate the variability associated with the inherent soil heterogeneity and that associated with environmental conditions. This thesis presents the stochastic evaluation of the Enhanced Integrated Climatic Model (EICM), which is a model used in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide to estimate the soil long-term equilibrium resilient modulus. The stochastic evaluation is accomplished by taking the deterministic equations in the EICM and applying stochastic procedures to obtain a mean and variance associated with the final design parameter, the resilient modulus at equilibrium condit... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Rosenbalm, Daniel (Author) / Zapata, Claudia (Advisor) / Witczak, Matthew (Committee member) / Kaloush, Kamil (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Hierarchical Levels / Pavement Design / Reliability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 711 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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