Review and study of mechanical vibrations for pavement condition assessment

Chun-Hsing Ho, Alina Maria Davidescu

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Abstract

This paper reviews vibration data analysis and relates them to the determination of pavement failure modes as a roughness assessment method. Pavement roughness directly influences ride comfort and surface distortion. All previous studies examined roughness from both points of view and correlated it with acceleration data, gathered either by conventional (accelerometers) and unconventional methods (smartphone applications, mobile sensor networks). The paper compares the pros and cons of current methods used for pavement condition assessments. Road tests using three different sizes of vehicle were conducted to provide and supplement knowledge of the potential of using alternative methods. While the research is ongoing, the paper provides current findings in a road test and recommends future needs for improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFunctional Pavement Design - Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages907-914
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781315643274
StatePublished - 1800
Event4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 29 2016Jul 1 2016

Other

Other4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period6/29/167/1/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Ho, C-H., & Davidescu, A. M. (1800). Review and study of mechanical vibrations for pavement condition assessment. In Functional Pavement Design - Proceedings of the 4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016 (pp. 907-914). CRC Press/Balkema.