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Title: Predicting the behavior of asphalt concrete pavements in seasonal frost areas using nondestructive techniques
Authors: United States. Federal Aviation Administration.
Janoo, Vincent C.
Berg, Richard L.
Keywords: Airfields
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Cold tolerance
Cold weather conditions
Laboratory tests
Asphalt concrete
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 90-10.
Description: Technical report
Abstract: Four different pavement test sections were subjected to freeze-thaw cycling in CRREL's Frost Effects Research Facility (FERF). The test sections, each 610 cm in length, consisted of 1) 15.2 cm of asphalt concrete pavement over a clay subgrade, 2) 15.2 cm of asphalt concrete over 10.2 cm of crushed gravel over a clay subgrade, 3) 5.1 cm of asphalt concrete over 17.8 cm of crushed gravel over 20.3 cm of clean sand over a clay subgrade and 4) 5.1 cm of asphalt concrete over 25.4 cm of crushed gravel over 12.7 cm of clean sand over a clay subgrade. Thermocouples were imbedded throughout the pavement structure and subgrade. During the thawing periods, deflection measurements were made at four locations in each test section using a Dynatest Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD). The results of the deflection measurements are presented here. An analysis was done to quantify the subgrade strength based solely on FWD measurements. It was also shown that a relationship existed between thaw depth and FWD measurement in the subgrade.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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