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Nondestructive Pavement Evaluation Using Finite Element Analysis Based Soft Computing Models

@inproceedings{Tutumluer2009NondestructivePE,
  title={Nondestructive Pavement Evaluation Using Finite Element Analysis Based Soft Computing Models},
  author={Erol Tutumluer and Onur Pekcan and Jamshid Ghaboussi},
  year={2009}
}
Evaluating structural condition of existing, in-service pavements constitutes annually a major part of the maintenance and rehabilitation activities undertaken by State Highway Agencies (SHAs). Accurate estimation of pavement geometry and layer material properties through the use of proper nondestructive testing and sensor technologies is very important for evaluating pavement’s structural condition, its remaining life for maintenance and rehabilitation purposes, and for properly incorporating… Expand
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