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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 6, June 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Asphalt Pavement Thickness Measurement Using the Seismic Reflection Technique

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AUTHOR(S)

Sid Ahmed Remmani, Aziman Madun, Nurul Hidayah Binti Mohd Kamaruddin

 

KEYWORDS

asphalt pavement, concrete slab, geophysical methods, impact-echo, non-destructive, seismic reflection.

 

ABSTRACT

subsurface profile mapping is achieved using variant geophysical methods, the commonly used method is the seismic reflection. Stiffness change between layers produces reflected waves. Hence the detection of these waves is the concept of the seismic reflection method. The state-of-the-art technologies in signal processing give great advantage to this method, where it can be adopted for shallow investigation cost-effectively to detect anomalies in a non-distractive manner. Measuring the thickness of a paved area using the seismic reflection alongside a conventional method i.e. impact-echo is the main objective in this study. The conventional method to identify asphalt thickness via coring suffers from several limitations, such as damaging the pavement site and the limited number of testing. Due to the similarity between asphalt pavement and concrete in the seismic properties, a concrete slab is used as an experimental testing site for a sole purpose of investigating the applicability of both methods is various site conditions. The thickness of the tested pavement site and the constructed concrete slab are successfully attained using both methods.

 

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