PAVEMENT EVALUATION AND OVERLAY DESIGN USING VIBRATORY NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND LAYERED ELASTIC THEORY. VOLUME II. VALIDATION OF PROCEDURE

A method of pavement evaluation and overlay design based on vibratory nondestructive testing and layered elastic theory was developed in Volume I of this report. Volume II validates this method by comparing it with the conventional methods of evaluation and overlay design for rigid and flexible pavements. Three airport sites were used for the validation. Results of the validation showed good agreement between allowable loads determined from the NDT-elastic theory method and the conventional standard method. However, there was poor agreement between overlay thickness requirements determined from the two methods. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, AD-A087 186.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Weiss, R A
    • Hall, JWJ
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-186-Vol-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA73WAI-377
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM