ESR11 - Dynamic Structural Evaluation of Runways - “DYSER”
The project proposed here will focus on (1) gaining a better understanding of load-transfer efficiency between concrete slabs in runway pavements. Particularly, the project focuses on (2) how to measure and characterise the load-transfer efficiency using equipment such as the HWD (Heavy-Weight Deflectometer) and the RWD (Rolling-Wheel Deflectometer) developed by Dynatest. Moreover, the project aims (3) to use the gained knowledge to develop models for predicting the remaining lifetime of runways pavements. UNOTT is responsible for the theoretical part of the project. SACBO and other airports could provide data to test the hypotheses and perform the investigation of maintenance challenges.
Implementing new dynamic models for the interpretation of load-transfer efficiency.
Planned secondment(s) and Training offered: DYNA will provide expertise with introduction and access to measuring equipment and existing interpretation methods. The partnership with strategic partners will provide:
- UNOTT: asset management, data analysis, airport pavement design
- SACBO: site evaluation and on-site experience