|Testing and Assessment of Portable Seismic Property Analyzer
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|Matching Research Agency
|Department of Geological sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
|Graduate student will thoroughly test and assess the Portable Seismic Property Analyzer (PSPA).
|Investigator will thoroughly test and assess the Portable Seismic Property Analyzer (PSPA), a hand-held device that focuses on pavement layer properties. The device can be utilized on both rigid and flexible pavements. When used on rigid pavements, the PSPA can provide information with respect to the quality and thickness of concrete, the existence and/or the location of voids or delamination within concrete, and the existence of voids or the loss of support underneath the slab. For flexible pavements, the PSPA provides information about the quality of the asphaltic-concrete layer.
|If the tool performs as well as anticipated, it will be used to investigate pavements and bridge decks, with the objective of determining thicknesses, locating defects and assessing quality.
Start Date: June 30th, 2012
End Date: June 29th, 2013
|Relationship to other Research/Projects
|Investigator routinely uses NDE tools to assess pavements.
|Technology Transfer Activities
|The results of this investigation will be presented at a conference and published in its proceedings
|Transportation Research Board Keywords
|Seismic, pavements, concrete, asphalt, defects