Accession Number:

ADA058736

Title:

Nondestructive Evaluation Procedure for Military Airfields.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul-30 Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

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. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Civil Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE