Interpretation of NDTdata is crucial in any Airport Pavement Management System (APMS), in order to implement strategies to maintain airport pavementssince they allow to estimate their remaining life and related maintenance needs and activities. In this paper, the AntColony Optimization algorithmwasused for backcalculation of pavement moduli from surface deflection data. The algorithm’s performances are illustrated and improvement in prediction quality is demonstrated both in terms of goodness of fitness and computational effort. Moreover, it is proved that the proposed algorithm is also able to predict layer thicknesses, taking into account their variation too.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction