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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-152
Date: February 2006

Guidelines for Review and Evaluation of Backcalculation Results


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  6. LTPP Data Analysis: Feasibility of Using FWD Deflection Data to Characterize Pavement Construction Quality, Project 20-50(09): NCHRP Web Document #52 (http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=942), Washington, DC, NCHRP, November 2002.
  7. A ASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures, Washington, DC, AASHTO, 1993.
  8. Khazanovich, L., S.D. Tayabji, and M.I. Darter, Backcalculation of Layer Parameters for Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Test Sections, Volume I: Slab on Elastic Solid and Slab on Dense-Liquid Foundation Analysis of Rigid Pavements, FHWA-RD-00-086, Washington, DC, FHWA, January 2001, available online at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/pavements/ltpp/00086/00086.pdf


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