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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-12-0016
Project Name:   Pavement Structural Evaluation at the Network Level
Project Status:   Programmed
Start Date:  October 1, 2012
End Date:  September 30, 2015
Contact Information
Last Name:  Sivaneswaran
First Name:  Nadarajah (Siva)
Telephone:  202-493-3147
E-mail:  nadarajah.sivaneswaran@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team [HRDI-20]
Program:   Innovative Pavement Research and Deployment
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   Pavement structural deterioration performance curves from analysis of traffic speed deflection measurements, identification, and further development of promising devices/technologies for the collection of required data.
Goals:   The key project objective is to develop tools and analysis methodologies for pavement structural condition evaluation at the network level at or close to traffic speed to evaluate and better model structural performance¬†of as-constructed pavements.
Background Information:   This effort will build upon the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) R06-F findings and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) own Rolling Wheel Deflectometer (RWD) efforts to develop data needs for robust pavement structural evaluation in consideration of current state of the practice in and emerging sensor and equipment technology.
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Theoretical modeling, numerical analysis, field data collection, equipment review, and development.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is network level pavement structural evaluation at traffic speed that State highway agencies (SHAs) can incorporate in their pavement management activities for better decisionmaking.
Deliverables: Name: Final report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The deliverable is a final report documenting the entire study effort.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Pavement Design
Pavement Management Systems
Traffic Speed
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Pavements


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