PAVEMENT EVALUATION AND OVERLAY DESIGN USING VIBRATORY NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND LAYERED ELASTIC THEORY. VOLUME I. DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURE
A procedure is developed for determining the allowable load-carrying capacities and the required overlay thicknesses of airport pavements. A layered elastic theory approach is used with vibratory nondestructive tests supplying the dynamic responses of pavements. For a given pavement, a computer program SUBE is used to determine the value of the subgrade Young's modulus from the measured dynamic responses, and a computer program PAVEVAL, which is based on the layered elastic theory, is used to calculate the allowable load-carrying capacity and the required overlay thickness. Limiting subgrade strains and horizontal stresses in pavement layers are used as criteria for determining load-carrying capacities and overlay thickness requirements. Single- and multiple-wheel loadings are considered.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment StationGeotechnical Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS USA 39180-6199
- Weiss, R A
- Publication Date: 1980-3
- Pagination: 176 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Airports; Asphalt; Bearing capacity; Building materials; Cement; Computer programs; Concrete; Durability; Dynamic loads; Elasticity (Mechanics); Evaluation; Landing fields; Modulus of elasticity; Nondestructive tests; Overlays (Pavements); Pavement design; Pavement layers; Pavement performance; Pavements; Simulation; Stress tests (Equipment); Stresses; Subgrade (Pavements); Thickness; Vibration; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Old TRIS Terms: Stress testing
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Highways; Pavements; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment; I22: Design of Pavements, Railways and Guideways;
- Accession Number: 00318893
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-186-VOL-1 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM