LTPP Data Analysis: Feasibility of Using LTPP Data to Improve Use of FWD and Longitudinal Profile Measurements

Pavement deflections obtained from falling weight deflectometer (FWD) measurements and roughness obtained from longitudinal profile measurements are used together with other measurements to assess pavement condition.  These measurements are influenced by the temporal and diurnal changes; the consideration of this influence is necessary for accurate assessment of pavement condition. The Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (LTPP) Seasonal Monitoring Program (SMP) was initiated to obtain data on the influence of temporal changes on pavement deflection and roughness. However, the temporal and diurnal data contained in the LTPP database have not been applied to improve the practices of measuring deflection and roughness, and their use has not been demonstrated. In addition, there is a concern about the adequacy of available LTPP data to accomplish this task. There was a need to assess the feasibility of using the LTPP SMP and diurnal measurements for developing guidelines for improved use of FWD and longitudinal profile measurements. The findings of this assessment will help make a decision regarding the need for further research. The objective of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of using data from the LTPP SMP and diurnal measurements for developing guidelines for improved use of FWD and longitudinal profile measurements data in evaluating pavement condition. The research shall address both asphalt and concrete pavements.  


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-50(22)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing

    East Lansing, MI  United States  48824
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chatti, Karim

  • Start Date: 20190901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201030
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677448
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-50(22)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2018 3:15PM