SPR-3710: Correlation between Resilience Modules (MR) of Soil, Light Weight Deflectometer, and Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD)

The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) requires pavement design input parameters that are accurate, representing actual conditions in the field. One such parameter is the soil resilient modulus. Equipment such as the Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) and Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) is utilized to determine the in-situ resilient modulus for pavement design. A conversion factor is needed to convert the FWD and LWD values to the resilience modulus value for the MEPDG input. The objective of this proposal is to make the conversion factor of the FWD and LWD values to the resilience modulus more accurate.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $644210
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bobet, Antonio

      Nantung, Tommy

    • Start Date: 20130101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20180630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33400

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01543201
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-3710
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 12 2014 1:00AM