EXPERIENCE WITH NONDESTRUCTIVE STRUCTURAL EVALUATION OF AIRPORT PAVEMENTS

Nondestructive testing (NDT) has become an accepted and highly requested procedure for evaluation of airport pavements. This paper describes recent improvements and additions that have been made to the NDT procedure described in Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular No. 150/5370-11. The improvements described allow the application of the method to composite pavements, present a method for determination of the radius of relative stiffness from deflection basin measurements, and give procedures for computation of overlay thickness requirements. NDT evaluation results from a number of portland cement concrete airport pavements are presented, and responses from airport operators as to the usefulness of the results are discussed. (Author)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 385-397

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM