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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    Geotechnical Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Weiss, R A
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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