Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Finite element modeling of nondestructive test methods used for detection of delamination in hot mix asphalt pavements
by Mejia Munoz, Dante, M.S., The University of Texas at El Paso, 2009, 65; 1468973
Abstract (Summary)

The importance of the detection of delamination of Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements at an early stage, will result in a longer service life of the structure. Recently Nondestructive methods have been employed for the detection of delamination.

This study will focus on three of these methods: Impact Echo, Ultrasonic Surface Waves and Impulse response. By using a Finite Element software, the behavior of these three methods was evaluated and then a parametric study was elaborated. The parametric study shows the impact of different variables related to the properties of the flexible pavement and the delamination.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nazarian, Soheil
Commitee: Carrasco, Cesar, Chang-Albitres, Carlos M., Everett, Louis J.
School: The University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Civil Engineering
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Geotechnology, Civil engineering
Keywords: Bonding, Delamination, Echo, Nondestructive testing, Response, Surface
Publication Number: 1468973
ISBN: 978-1-109-33366-4
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