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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-08-0010
Project Name: Federal Highway Administration Support for TPF-5(039) Falling Weight Deflectometer Calibration Center and Operational Improvements
Status: Completed
Last Name:Jiang
First Name:Yan (Jane)
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Long-Term Pavement Performance Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:Support activities of the pooled fund study by performing quality assurance reviews of the State-hosted calibration centers, attend and facilitate Technical Advisory Committee meetings, see the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials falling weight deflectometer calibration standard through the review process, and publish the final reports.
Start Date: July 5, 2008
End Date: July 19, 2010
Goals:The key project objective is reliable and effective pavement design.
Expected Benefits:The calibration of the falling weight deflectometer provides the best assurance for the accuracy of deflection data and analysis results on all types of falling weight deflectometer applications, including estimating the remaining service life, forensics, and pavement rehabilitation design. The additional calibration centers will provide States access to free falling weight deflectometer calibration services with closer geographic proximity.
Deliverables:Name: Final report, recommended practice, hardware, software, and manual.
Product Type(s): Research report, Promotional materials, Software, Training materials, Hardware, Data, Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Description: The deliverable is a report describing the overall research effort, software and hardware development, implementation, and documentation.
Keywords: Deflection
Falling Weight Deflectometers
Subject Areas: Research