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Backcalculation of Airport Flexible Pavement Non-Linear Moduli Using Artificial Neural Networks

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Backcalculation of Airport Flexible Pavement Non-Linear Moduli Using Artificial Neural Networks
The Heavy Weight Deflectometer (HWD) test is one of the most widely used tests for assessing the structural integrity of airport pavements in a non-destructive manner. The elastic moduli of the individual pavement layers "backcalculated" from the HWD deflection measurements are effective indicators of layer condition. Most of the backcalculation programs that are currently in use do not account for the non-linearity of unbound granular materials and fine-grained cohesive soils and therefore do not produce realistic results. The primary objective of this study was to develop a tool for backcalculating non-linear pavement layer moduli from HWD data using Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). A multi-layer, feed-forward network which uses an error-backpropagation algorithm was trained to approximate the HWD backcalculation function. The synthetic database generated using the nonlinear pavement finite-element program ILLI-PAVE was used to train the ANN. Using the ANN, we were succes...
Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Marshall R. Thompso
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where FLAIRS
Authors Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, Marshall R. Thompson
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