NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHODS APPLIED TO EVALUATION OF PAVEMENTS

LOS METODOS NO DESTRUCTIVOS APLICADOS A LA EVALUACION DE PAVIMENTOS

The author presents a brief outline of nondestructive techniques applied during the last ten years by the Institute of Applied Mechanics and Structures for the evaluation of pavements in the Argentinian coastal region. The report includes the development and adaptation of dynamic and nondestructive tests for the auscultation of the structures in situ as well as for the laboratory materials. Specific tests include the spreading of surface waves, deflection measurements, densimetry by nuclear methods, and dynamic modules. The author lists characteristic values for the conditions, climate and materials found in Argentina, and emphasizes the importance of nondestructive methods in correlation studies, adaptation of design methods developed in other countries, and the understanding of pavement behavior. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Tosticarelli, J R
    • Poncino, H E
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM