Accession Number:

ADA128674

Title:

Non-Contact, Non-Destructive Airport Pavement Profile, Texture and Deflection Measurements.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

176.0

Abstract:

A non-contact, non-destructive method is described that allows the user to measure pavement texture and loaded and unloaded profiles from a moving vehicle. The device uses laser distance-measuring gages. The gages are arranged such that their readings can be interpreted to give the loaded and unloaded pavement profiles and a measure of its texture. Four gages are mounted on a rigid beam that, in turn, is mounted on the side of a load vehicle. The gages read the distance to the pavement. Three of the gages are located outside the range of influence of the load wheel, and hence the pavement below these gages is undeflected. One of the gages is adjacent to the load wheel to measure the induced deflection. An algorithm is presented that relates all measurements to a common datum. The three gages yield readings that are interpreted to give the profile do the surveying. The gages make so many readings and so quickly, that the standard deviation of the readings, taken over a short time period, gives a measure of the texture.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE