NONDESTRUCTIVE PAVEMENT EVALUATION
Research has been in progress for about 10 years to develop a compatible pavement evaluation procedure for airfields based on nondestructive tests. A successful nondestructive pavement evaluation technique will reduce the time of closure of various airfield facilities needed to conduct destructive tests required for conventional pavement evaluation. This study provides a comparison of the projected pavement life of several airfield features estimated by nondestructive and destructive pavement evaluation procedures. For aircraft and gross loads on similar pavement sections, the nondestructive evaluation procedure yields higher numbers of allowable operations as compared to that obtained by the destructive test evaluation technique at this point in the research effort. Follow-on research is planned which will cause the two evaluation procedures to yield more closely compatible numbers. (Author)
- This report may be helpful to those interested in the design of pavements for cargo terminals.
Civil & Environmental Engineering Development OffDetachment 1 (ADTC)
Tyndall AFB, FL USA 32403
- Das, B M
- Publication Date: 1977-10
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport runways; Alternatives analysis; Asphalt pavements; Computer programs; Concrete; Concrete pavements; Development; Elasticity (Mechanics); Field tests; Life cycle analysis; Load factor; Loads; Materials selection; Mechanical tests; Modulus of elasticity; Nondestructive tests; Pavements; Research; Service life; Shear properties; Structural analysis; Vibratory equipment
- Uncontrolled Terms: Destructive testing; Destructive tests; Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Materials evaluation; Pavement life; Vibrators mechanical
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Highways; Marine Transportation; Materials; Pavements; Research; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00180735
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CEEDO-TR-77-41 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM