Are questions regarding pavement engineering allowed on this exchange? The Q&A topics include specific pavement design software and pavement design principles in engineering.

I read through this on the meta:

Questions on Engineering Stack Exchange are usually well-received when they:

  • Identify a specific engineering problem
  • Require expert engineering knowledge to solve
  • Include any relevant drawings, images or references that may be necessary to understand the problem
  • Excite or challenge experienced professionals in the field

The Q&A we have had thus far meets these criteria. I can provide some example Q&A if necessary.


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Design principles, yes. Always.

"I'm looking for software", not so much.

Specific issues with specialized software, maybe - similar questions with other types of software have had limited success. Tutorial type questions fare very poorly, and are typically closed as too broad.


Yes, those types of questions are just as valid as any other civil engineering questions.

  • $\begingroup$ I have a couple dozen pavement engineering questions that folks have asked and I'm trying to encourage the pavement design community to use this site as a place to ask questions and get detailed responses to those questions. Many of the questions relate to a specific software (Pavement ME Design), but are also pavement engineering/design questions. I want to make sure I am not polluting the site with information that doesn't belong while still encouraging the community to use this forum. I appreciate any feedback you can provide. $\endgroup$
    – Chadley08
    Aug 23, 2019 at 13:43

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