Evaluation of pavement cracking performance in the state of Rhode Island using falling weight deflectometer data

Vivek Jha, Yusuf Mehta, Michael Byrne, Francis Manning, Edward J. Saridaki

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Abstract

The rehabilitation process usually undertaken by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) for preservation of cracked pavement involves milling and replacing 2.5-5 cm of the surface layer. The problem associated with the above process was that the pavement in Rhode Island still failed prematurely and thus caused RIDOT lose millions of dollars. The purpose of this study was to determine ways that the cracking can be controlled in the surface layer and provide the solution for this problem in the form of catalog from which various stiffness and thickness can be selected for the surface layer based on different field condition. The criteria that differentiated an uncracked section from cracked sections were found to be a limiting value of tensile critical strain beneath the surface layer. In most of the overlay sections it was observed that the thickness provided by the RIDOT was too thin and thus cracking was observed at those stations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAS 2009 - IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium Proceedings
Pages90-94
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2009
EventIEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2009 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Feb 17 2009Feb 19 2009

Publication series

NameSAS 2009 - IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium Proceedings

Other

OtherIEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period2/17/092/19/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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