Evaluation of MASW data testing configuration for analysis of asphalt pavements

S. P. Alzate, J. S. Popovics

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The development of multi-channel surface waves (MASW) analysis in recent years is promising for accurate non-destructive characterization of asphalt (HMA) pavements. This paper investigates the application of MASW to pavements in order to characterize the effects of testing configuration, material temperature and pavement structure on the results. Experimental results from full-scale composite section and full-depth HMA pavements are reported for a wide range of material temperatures. The results show that these parameters affect MASW response behavior, and this data interpretation and accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1536-1542
Number of pages7
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - May 5 2009
EventReview of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2008Jul 25 2008


  • Asphalt Pavements
  • Composite Pavements
  • MASW
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Surface Waves
  • Thickness Estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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