STP479

    Suggested Methods of Test for Load-Deflection Characteristics of Pavement Systems by Means of the Benkelman Beam

    Published: Jan 1970


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    Abstract

    These methods cover procedures for applying a known load through a pneumatic-tired wheel or wheel assembly to any exposed layer of a pavement system, for example, the subgrade, the subbase, or the base, during construction, or to the final pavement surface, and observing the resulting vertical movements at a selected point on the layer surface. Ordinarily, tests are conducted on the pavement system surface.


    Paper ID: STP38553S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38553S


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