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Title: Nondestructive evaluation procedure for military airfields
Authors: Soils and Pavements Laboratory (U.S.)
Hall, Jim W.
Keywords: Aircraft loads
Nondestructive tests
Airfield pavements
Runway pavements
Dynamic loads
Pavement performance
Pavement evaluation
Military facilities
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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