COMPARISON AND EVALUATION OF NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS OF AIRPORT PAVEMENT EVALUATION

Four methods of nondestructive testing for airport pavements--steady-state vibratory, both load-sweep and frequency-sweep procedures, wave propagaton, falling weight deflectometer, and deflection profile--are compared. Their advantages, especially in terms of costs and ease of operation, and their limitations especially in terms of the required correlations between pavement property measured and pavement performance, are summarized. The steady-state vibratory methods are recommended, and a program for their use is suggested. /Author/

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    • Barenberg, Ernest J
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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 105-112
  • Monograph Title: RESEARCH IN AIRPORT PAVEMENTS
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  • Accession Number: 00189945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM