CRREL debuts work on WorldIndex transportation program at PCASE meeting

Published Oct. 23, 2012
Pavement-Transportation Computer Assisted Structural Engineering (PCASE) screenshot

Pavement-Transportation Computer Assisted Structural Engineering (PCASE) screenshot

Oct. 23, 2012

Public Affairs Office

ATLANTA--An ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) researcher recently presented work on CRREL’s WorldIndex database during the Pavement-Transportation Computer Assisted Structural Engineering (PCASE) Executive Committee Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

The PCASE Executive Committee oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) design and evaluation criteria, and CRREL has served as a technical adviser to them for years.

The executive committee includes representatives from the Air Force, Navy, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management,  Federal Aviation Administration, and USACE headquarters, districts, and Transportation Systems Center.

The PCASE software program incorporates all criteria in the area of transportation into a user-friendly computer format for designing and evaluating transportation systems.

The system allows research to be modularized into a set of scalable and reusable software components, which are then combined to create a software desktop system designed for a single computer.

PCASE Windows-based computer programs include rigid and flexible airfield pavement design by conventional and layered elastic methodologies, rigid and flexible road design, as well as railroad design and evaluation.

To learn more about PCASE go to: pavement-transportation-computer-assisted-structural-engineering-program.aspx.