DEFLECTOMETER FOR MEASURING CONCRETE PAVEMENT DEFLECTIONS UNDER MOVING LOADS

THE DEFLECTOMETER WAS DESIGNED TO MEASURE CONCRETE PAVEMENT DEFLECTIONS AT ANY DESIRED POINT UNDER MOVING LOADS. THE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPED CONSISTS ESSENTIALLY OF A RATIO ARM OF 25 TO 1 OBTAINED BY A TRAIN OF GEARS AND A KYMOGRAPH DRUM ON WHICH DEFLECTIONS, SPEED-SWITCH INDICATORS AND A TIME-GRAPH ARE RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY. DEFLECTIONS OF A SLAB AT THE POINT TO BE MEASURED MAY BE DETERMINED FOR ANY POSITION OF THE MOVING AXLE LOAD BY CALCULATING DISTANCES FROM THE AVERAGE-SPEED OF THE MOVING LOAD. TIMING IS CONTROLLED BY A STANDARD TUNING FORK OF 100 VIBRATIONS PER SECOND. WITH AN OPTIMUM SPEED OF THE KYMOGRAPH DRUM, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE THE TIME WITHIN PLUS OR MINUS 0.001 SEC. PRELIMINARY TESTS BY STATIC DISPLACEMENTS SHOW THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO MEASURE DISPLACEMENTS OF THE MAGNIFICATION ARM WITHIN PLUS OR MINUS 0.001 IN. ACTUAL DISPLACEMENTS ARE MEASURED WITH AN "88" AMES DIAL AND MAGNIFIED DISPLACEMENTS ON THE KYMOGRAPH CHART ARE MEASURED WITH A PAIR OF MICROCALIPERS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 23, pp 317-324, 9 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Couch, R W
  • Publication Date: 1944

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois November 27-30, 1943
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM