MoDOT Pavement Preservation Research Program Volume V, Site-specific Pavement Condition Assessment

The overall objective of Task 4 was to thoroughly assess the cost-effectiveness and utility of selected non-invasive technologies as applicable to MoDOT roadways. Non-invasive imaging technologies investigated in this project were Ultrasonic Surface Waves (USW), Impact Echo (IE), Ground-coupled Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) (400 MHz and 1500 MHz antennae), Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT), Multichannel Analyses of Surface Waves (MASW), Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD), Rolling Dynamic Deflectometer (RDD), and Air-launched Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). USW, IE, ground coupled GPR (1500 MHz antennae), ERT, MASW, FWD, and RDD were used to acquire non-invasive data along eight designated project-level roadways. GPR (400 MHz) and air-launched GPR were used to acquire non-invasive data along two designated network-level roadways. High-frequency air-launched GPR is recommended for primary consideration for network-level investigations, and is recommended along all segments of pavement where ARAN data are collected. This data can be used to spot developing problems where further project-level investigations may be needed. USW, GPR, and FWD techniques are recommended for primary consideration for project-level investigations, where in situ properties of the pavement are needed, or for quality assurance purposes. At its current stage of development, RDD is recommended for secondary consideration for project-level investigations. ERT is recommended for primary consideration of the base, and MASW is recommended for secondary consideration, or where engineering properties of the base material are desired.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla

    Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
    1401 N Pine Street
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Lafferre Hall
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211

    Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety/NUTC program

    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    220 Engineering Research Lab
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, Neil
    • Sneed, Lesley
    • Rosenblad, Brent
    • Luna, Ronaldo
  • Publication Date: 2012-11-11


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 396p

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  • Accession Number: 01594331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CMR 16-004, NUTC R300
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2016 10:00AM