How To Use the BCOA-ME Design Guide
This video provides step by step instructions on how to use the BCOA-ME. The BCOA-ME user's manual is available on the Practitioner's Information page.
Getting Familiar with the BCOA-ME Design Guide
This video goes through a sensitivity analysis and design example using the BCOA-ME to demonstrate that the design guide returns reasonable results. A document on the sensitivity analysis and design example is available on the Practitioner's Information page.
Project Pathway from Project Selection Through Construction
This presentation provides the practitioner with information regarding project suitability, project evaluation, suggested pre-overlay repairs, and overlay construction.
Project Pathway from Project Selection Through Construction (PDF 2.20 MB)
Rehabilitation Strategies for BCOA
This presentation provides guidelines on best practices for the rehabilitation of BCOA.
Rehabilitation Strategies for BCOA (PDF 2.87 MB)
Design Examples and Sensitivity Analysis
This presentation guides the user through the design of a bonded concrete overlay using the BCOA-ME. Sensitivity analysis showing the effect of each input on the design thickness is also provided.
Design Example and Sensitivity Analysis (PDF 2.2 MB)
This presentation explains, in-depth, the theory on how climatic effects were accounted for within the BCOA-ME. Both the effect of temperature on the stiffness of the hot mix asphalt and the effect of temperature gradients that develop in the overlay are incorporated in the design process.
Climactic Considerations (PDF 1.2 MB)
This presentation provides an overview of the laboratory study which was involved in creating the BCOA-ME design procedure.
Laboratory Work (PDF 5.7 MB)