FWD enables pavement engineers to determine feasible maintenance and rehabilitation measures. The FWDfield survey results can be analysed within the backcalculation suite of PAVERS ®. The structural pavement parameters is determined by comparing measured deflections with calculated deflections using the mathematical models. The structural pavement parameters e.g. the concrete slab and its foundation characteristics and the elastic moduli of distinct pavement layers in flexible pavements are derived from an iterative computer based technique in which a deflection bowl is calculated from assumed combinations of input values. The structural parameters are adjusted until the computed deflections and SCI under a given load agree closely with the corresponding measured deflections and surface curvature index (SCI). If the calculated deflection at each point matches the measured values to within a fit of say 2%, no further refinement is required. The structural parameters obtained this way are considered representative for the pavement structure under consideration.
