This report presents a procedure for the nondestructive evaluation of military airfield pavements. Nondestructive testing is performed with a 16-kip electrohydraulic vibrator, which measures the load-deflection response of pavements, and the results are reported as dynamic stiffness modulus (DSM). Correlations of the DSM to allowable single-wheel load are used with existing analytical relationships to give the allowable gross aircraft loads and required overlay thicknesses. The procedures described are based on findings from earlier research studies that are referenced. Testing techniques, data reduction procedures, computational methodology, and detailed examples were developed to satisfy the need for a rapid nondestructive test procedure. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    Geotechnical Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Hall Jr, J W
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Misc Paper S-78-7 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM