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Backcalculation Tools 1.0 Webinar Released
Backcalculation Tools v1.0 webinar and Q&A have been released.

Backcalculation Tools 1.0 Released
Version 1.0 of the AASHTOWare Backcalculation Tools has been released.

ME Design 2.3 Released
Version 2.3 of ME Design has been released. It includes the new SJPCP/AC analysis module as well as an updated climatic data set. Available through the Downloads page.

ME Design 2.2 Released
Version 2.2 of ME Design has been released. It includes feature enhancements to reflection cracking. Available through the Downloads page.

ME Design 2.1 Released
Version 2.1 of ME Design has been released. It includes feature enhancements to backcalculation and a new automatic update feature. Available through the Downloads page.

ME Design 2.0 Released
Version 2.0 of ME Design has been released. It includes feature enhancements as well as integrated model updates. Available through the Downloads page.

Customer Feedback Survey Posted
The results from the ME Design Software Customer Survey conducted by AASHTO have been completed. The survey ran between July 16th to August 16th.
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AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design [Educational Edition] Released
The educational edition of AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design has been released. Please visit the Software Downloads page to download the latest installer.

ME Design Webinar Series Continues
The FHWA, in collaboration with the AASHTO Pavement ME Design Task Force, has developed a series of 10 webinars on the use of the new AASHTOWare® pavement computational software, Pavement ME Design (formerly DARWin-ME™). The webinars are directed toward the end user of the software.

ME Design 1.3 Released!
AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design 1.3 has been released please visit the Software Downloaded page to downloaded the latest installer.

ME Design Webinar Series
The FHWA, in collaboration with the AASHTO Pavement ME Design Task Force, has developed a series of 10 webinars on the use of the new AASHTOWare® pavement computational software, Pavement ME Design (formerly DARWin-ME™). The webinars are directed toward the end user of the software.

Climate HCD files now updated
The ME Design climate HCD files have been updated for US Customary installs. Please go to the climate page and download the new HCD files and station.dat file to update your climate data

XML file formats now available
The XML file formats for Traffic, Climate, and Backcalculation input data files that can be read by ME Design™ have been published and are available on the XML Validator tab.

AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design

***Backcalculation Tools Version 1.0 is now available! Get the newest release notes here.***

AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design is the next generation of AASHTOWare® pavement design software, which builds upon the mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide, and expands and improves the features in the accompanying prototype computational software. ME Design supports AASHTO's Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice. ME Design is a production-ready software tool to support the day-to-day pavement design functions of public and private pavement engineers.

The Pavement ME Deflection Data Analysis and Backcalculation Tools is a standalone software program that can be used to generate backcalculation inputs to the AASHTO Pavement ME Design software for rehabilitation design. The tool is capable of analyzing raw deflection data files obtained from Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) testing devices, backcalculating in-place elastic layer moduli for flexible and rigid pavements and generating inputs for performing rehabilitation design using Pavement ME. It can also be used to perform loss of support analysis and load transfer efficiency (LTE) calculations.

Questions on Pavement ME Design?

Visit the Pavement Engineering Community Q&A website, a community for pavement minded civil engineers to explore and express pavement design, processes, questions, and opinions on important pavement design topics.

To contact the ME Design Help Desk:

The ME Design Support Team
Phone 1-877-500-3496
Monday through Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm CST
E-mail: pavementmedesign@ara.com