DEVELOPMENT OF A UTILITY EVALUATION FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING EQUIPMENT USED ON ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS.

Shelley M. Stoffels, Robert L. Lytton

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Abstract

Nondestructive testing of pavements has become a cost-effective and invaluable aid in determining the actual condition of pavement sections in a highway network. Because the number of nondestructive testing devices in use grows each year, the choice of the best method involves a complex comparison of alternatives involving the test equipment itself, the resulting data, and the available methods of analyzing the data provided. All of these factors are considered in a systematic way by the application of utility theory. A hierarchical weighting system is developed using nonlinear utility curves. Five generic nondestructive testing devices are evaluated for use on asphalt concrete pavements for both project-level design and network-level planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-142
Number of pages9
JournalTransportation Research Record
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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