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Development of a Device for Analysis of Portland Cement Concrete and Composite Pavements: Phase 1 Feasibility Study


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Start date: 11/01/06
End date: 10/31/07


Sponsor(s): Iowa Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract: The long-term goal of this effort is to develop a device that will measure, at highway speeds, pavement structural condition which is known to impact the performance of PCC and composite pavements. Such a system needs to be able to process the collected measurements into an immediately usable form in near real-time. It is believed that the recent improvements in computers, laser measuring devices, and similar technologies will make the development of such a system possible. The goal of the work in this phase is to determine if the required technologies exist and to what extent a market exists for such a device.