Backcalculation of Pavement Layer Thickness and Moduli Using Adaptive Neuro-fuzzy Inference System


SALTAN M. , TERZİ S.

INTELLIGENT AND SOFT COMPUTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, cilt.259, ss.177-204, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 259
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-642-04586-8_6
  • Dergi Adı: INTELLIGENT AND SOFT COMPUTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.177-204

Özet

Efficient and economical methods are important in determination of the structural properties of the existing flexible pavements. An important pavement monitoring activity performed by most highway agencies is the collection and analysis of deflection data. Pavement deflection data are often used to evaluate a pavement's Structural condition non-destructively. It is essential not only to evaluate the structural integrity of an existing pavement but also to have accurate information on pavement structural condition in order to establish a reasonable pavement rehabilitation design system. Pavement structural adequacy is often evaluated by calculating elastic modulus of each layer using the so-called "backcalculation". Backcalculating the pavement layer properties is a well-accepted procedure for the evaluation of the structural capacity of pavements. The ultimate aim of the backcalculation process from Nondestructive Testing (NDT) results is to estimate the pavement material properties. Using backcalculation analysis, flexible pavement layer thicknesses together with in-situ material properties can be backcalculated from the measured field data through appropriate analysis techniques. In this study, adaptive neural based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) is used in backcalculating the pavement layer thickness and moduli from deflections measured on the surface of the flexible pavements. Experimental deflection data groups from NDT are used to show the capability of the ANFIS approaches in backcalculating the pavement layer thickness and moduli, and compared each other.