The Use Of Embedded Stress Cells For Monitoring Pavement Performance

    Volume 26, Issue 4 (December 2003)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Published Online: 17 November 2003

    Page Count: 10


    Gonçalves, PF
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS

    Ceratti, JAP
    Senior lecturer, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS

    Damiani Bica, AV
    Senior lecturer, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS

    (Received 26 December 2001; accepted 14 January 2003)

    Abstract

    This paper discusses factors that influence the performance of stress cells embedded in pavement test sections. Accelerated testing of two instrumented flexible pavement sections was carried out using a linear traffic simulator. Interesting data were obtained from stress cells embedded in the clayey subgrade. For both sections, the vertical stress inside this layer was shown to increase with axle load repetition. It also appeared to correlate well with the corresponding increase of surface rutting. The interpretation of these data required a previous investigation of stress cell performance using both laboratory and in situ calibration tests. Details of pavement testing and cell calibration procedures are also described in this paper.


    Paper ID: GTJ11256J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11256J

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    Title The Use Of Embedded Stress Cells For Monitoring Pavement Performance
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