EVALUATION OF SATURATION SENSOR PROBE
The moisture content in a pavement structure system should be monitored to ensure the pavement structure's capacity to resist heavy vehicles. A device, called the Soil Sensor Probe, was developed by the Measurement Research Corporation in order to monitor the moisture content of any given pavement structure system. This report summarizes a study evaluating the performance of the sensor probe. The main objectives of the study were to check if the sensor probe performed as expected, to evaluate the probe's sensitivity to salt content and temperature effects, and to test the sensor probe under soil material environments with different moisture contents and at room temperature, freezing and thawing conditions. The sensor probe was tested in the laboratory under various conditions.
- Record URL:
- Sponsored by Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Juneau, Engineering and Operations Standards.
University of Alaska, FairbanksTransportation Research Center
Fairbanks, AK United States 99775
Juneau, AK United States 99801
- Lu, J J
- Publication Date: 1994-11
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Moisture content; Pavement layers; Percent saturation; Performance evaluations; Sensors
- Uncontrolled Terms: Pavement structure
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Pavements; I22: Design of Pavements, Railways and Guideways;
- Accession Number: 00721741
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: INE-TRC-94.06,, SPR-UAF-92-22C
- Files: TRIS, ATRI, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jun 6 2003 12:00AM