FAA PAVEAIR, a New Web-Based Pavement Management Software and a Discussion of Anomalies in Calculating Pavement Condition Index Using the ASTM Standard

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed and continues to develop and refine NonDestructive Testing (NDT) technologies to assess airport pavement condition. Recent advances in computer hardware and software and data acquisition systems have significantly improved NDT effectiveness and value. The FAA has developed back calculation software to collect and interpret data from Falling/Heavy Weight Deflectometer equipment. This software, titled BAKFAA, was developed by the FAA and has been available for several years. Results obtained from BAKFAA can provide information on the structural capacity of the pavement layers from measured deflection basins and assuming uniform layer thickness. In addition, the FAA has developed ProFAA, an airport pavement profile evaluation program. ProFAA and BAKFAA are both available to the public at no charge with access to the source code for local modification. The most recent FAA software program currently under development is an internet based computer program for use as an Airport Pavement Management System (APMS). This software is called FAA PAVEAIR and its development is discussed below.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 2010 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference: Next Generation of Airport Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01608175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2016 10:31AM