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Enhanced Analysis of Falling Weight Deflectometer Data for Use With Mechanistic-Empirical Flexible Pavement Design and Analysis and Recommendations for Improvements to Falling Weight Deflectometers Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Pavement Data Collection

Description: This report describes the efforts undertaken to review the status of falling weight deflectometer (FWD) equipment, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, including dynamic backcalculation, as they relate to the models and procedures incorporated in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-15-063

Publication Year: 2017

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