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A Falling Weight Deflectometer
Testing Strategy to Develop
Forward Works Programmes
Presented by
Anuradha Premathilaka
LOW VOLUME ROADS WORKSHOP - THE KEY ISSUES
18 20 July 2007
Rutherford Hotel, Nelson
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Forward Wor! Pro"ra##$n" $n H%&
Field Validation and Economic Evaluations
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Pavement
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Pavement
Functional
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Pavement
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dT!#S
#odels
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Video of Pavement Management Systems Limited FWD in Operation
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Only means of determinin measura!le "a#ement
stru$tural strenth in R%&'
(N) is the "rimary strenth "arameter in "a#ement
deterioration relationshi"s *i'e' $ra$+in, ruttin, et$',
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"redi$tions'
.ore $o#erae of net/or+ 0.ore &onfident1 for/ard /or+
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FWD Pr$or$'/ 5
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6est 7#ery 8 Y(ar!
FWD Pr$or$'/ 7
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O'h(r Road! = 8::<AADT
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FWD Pr$or$'/ 5
D$!'r$c' Ar'(r$a,! > 8:::AADT
O'h(r Road! 8::: = AADT = 8:<
6est 7#ery 6 Y(ar!
FWD Pr$or$'/ 6
O'h(r Road! 8:: = AADT = 5:<
6est 7#ery 8 Y(ar!
FWD Pr$or$'/ 7
O'h(r Road! 5:: = AADT
6est A! R()*$r(d
T(!'$n" S'ra'("/
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Eff(c' of FWD T(!'$n" S'ra'("/
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3ll Roads : 50033%6 only 6ested *1;2 year inter#als,
3ll other roads (N) assumed on enineerin <udement
&ommon "ra$ti$e
Af'(r?
3ll sealed roads tested in 2007 8en$hmar+ed net/or+
9uture testin a$$ordin to the flo/$hart
5ess assum"tions on net/or+ "a#ement strenth
R(!*,'?
(tratey ensures more net/or+ $o#erae !etter fore$astin
-m"ro#ed $onfiden$e e="e$ted in d6-.( 94)
>uidelines also ensure $ost effe$ti#e data $olle$tion
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K(/ Po$n'! on FWD .*$d(,$n(!
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K(/ Po$n'! on FWD .*$d(,$n(! 3con'F4
Increased Network Coverage
of FWD Testing
Better Picture of the
Actual tructural Condition of Network
!ore Confident
Forward Works Progra""es
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Forward Wor! Pro"ra##$n" $n H%&
Field Validation and Economic Evaluations
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Ann*a, Forward Wor! Pro"ra##( $n Ma-!
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3 ood understandin of the $lient@s reAuirements

Re$onise there is no one ans/er suita!le for all


Project Level
Application
Network Level
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