The Asphalt Institute developed SW-1 to provide users the capability to design asphalt pavements for highways, streets, parking lots, airports, industrial facilities supporting heavy wheel loads, and other applications. SW-1 provides users an integrated pavement design suite to provide an unparalleled range of capability.
The new SW-1 program is:
-A mechanistic/empirical pavement thickness design program based on familiar Asphalt Institute methods.
-An integrated pavement design suite for highways, streets, parking lots, airports, and industrial facilities supporting heavy wheel loads.
-Designed to run on common Microsoft Windows ® operating systems including Windows XP. The new Windows-based user interface dramatically integrates previous AI thickness design programs into a single, easy to use program. It features improved data file handling and storage capability. An extensive context-sensitive HELP file addresses common pavement design questions.