Assumptions to Road Pavement Testing by Non-Destructive Means


  • Justinas Janulevičius Dept of Information Systems, Vilnius Gedminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al.11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Donatas Čygas Dept of Roads, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al.11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Vytautas Giniotis Institute of Geodesy, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Andrus Aavik Dept of Transportation, Tallinn University of Technology, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia



road, pavement, testing, shock and vibration


Road transport is by far the most convenient way of transportation these days, offering the highest mobility and flexibility. While road transport is gaining popularity, the increased amount of traffic requires proper improvements and maintenance of the road network. The increasing usage of roads requires highest levels of maintenance of the road network. To ensure that, new methods with the ability of rapid, non-destructive monitoring and testing of the construction properties are on demand. Review and analysis of flexible road pavement testing means and methods are presented in this paper to introduce the problem and current technology. Complexity of these methods is pointed out. New approach to pavement testing using vibro-excitation and logarithmic decrement analysis of extinguishing free oscillations is proposed and its advantages are shown with application possibilities in a new advanced non-destructive pavement structure research device.


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How to Cite

Janulevičius, J., Čygas, D., Giniotis, V., & Aavik, A. (2013). Assumptions to Road Pavement Testing by Non-Destructive Means. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 8(4), 227-231.