Pavement Evaluation Using the Road Rater Deflection Dish, MLR-89-2, 1989

(1989) Pavement Evaluation Using the Road Rater Deflection Dish, MLR-89-2, 1989. Transportation, Department of


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In recent years the Iowa Department of Transportation has shifted emphasis from the construction of new roads to the maintenance and preservation of existing highways. A need has developed for evaluating pavements structurally to select the correct rehabilitation strategy and to properly design a pavement overlay if necessary. Road Rater non-destructive testing has fulfilled this need and has been used successfully to evaluate pavement and subgrade conditions and to design asphaltic concrete overlays and portland cement concrete overlays. The Iowa Road Rater Design Method has been simplified so that it may be easily understood and used by various individuals who are involved in pavement restoration and management. Road Rater evaluation techniques have worked well to date and have been verified by pavement coring, soils sampling and testing. Void detection testing has also been performed, and results indicate that the Road Rater can be used to locate pavement voids and that Road Rater evaluation techniques are reasonably accurate. The success of Road Rater research and development has made dynamic deflection test data an important pavement management input.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Accuracy, Detection and identification, Detectors, Evaluation, Nondestructive tests, Pavement performance, Pavements, Road raters, Subgrade (Pavements), Void ratios
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 17169
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2014 17:45
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 12:39