Standard Test Method for Deflections with a Falling-Weight-Type Impulse Load Device
|Publication Date:||1 January 1996|
|ICS Code (Road construction materials):||93.080.20|
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of deflections of paved and unpaved surfaces with a falling-weight-type impulse load device. These devices are commonly referred to as falling-weight deflectometers or FWDs.
1.2 This test method describes the measurement of vertical deflection response of the surface to an impulse load applied to the pavement surface. Vertical deflections are measured on the load axis and at points spaced radially outward from the load axis.
NOTE 1--Subcommittee D04.39 is currently working on the development of a Precision and Bias statement. Therefore, the committee recommends that the results from this test method should not be used in a buying or selling relationship for construction materials or construction materials acceptance.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. A specific hazard statement is given in Section 6.