AASHTO R 33
Standard Practice for Calibrating the Reference Load Cell Used for Reference Calibrations for a Falling Weight Deflectometer
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
This practice covers the calibration of the reference load cell that is used for calibration of a Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) in R 32. It is used to establish calibration coefficients for the reference load cell.
This procedure has been automated in a software package named RefLCCal. It is required that the computer program be used to carry out the procedure.
Reference load cell calibration is performed at least once per year, or immediately after the reference load cell fails to pass certain quality assurance checks in the R 32 software (WinFWDCal).
The reference load cell, the cables, the associated signal conditioner, and the data acquisition system are considered a system of instruments that shall be calibrated together and used together.
This procedure results in load cell calibration coefficients that are entered into the R 32 software. These factors are used in WinFWDCal to convert analog voltage readings from the reference load cell to engineering units.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. U.S. Customary units given in parentheses are for information purposes only.
This standard practice may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. It does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard practice to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.