Non-Destructive Testing and Pavement Evaluation/Design of Jebel Ali Freezone's Road Network

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Start Date:
July 2001
Completion Date:
August 2001

Project Description

Client (Dubai Ports and Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority), had initiated a plan to improve/rehabilitate the existing Road Network inside the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority from Intersection 1 to Intersection 10 (16 x 4 = 64 Km- Lane).

In order to carry out most relevant and cost-effective Rehabilitation Design, It was decided to conduct Non-Destructive Deflection Testing using Cutting Edge, Falling Weight Deflectometer Technology (FWD), blended with Visual Condition Survey and Destructive Testing. 



ECIL provided the following services to the client:

Non-Destructive Testing:

  • Detailed visual condition survey to establish PCI (Pavement Condition Index)

  • Non-Destructive Testing using Heavy Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Kuab 240

  • Analyse and Evaluated the Deflection Data

Destructive Testing:

Conducted detailed Destructive Testing Program encompassing following:

  • Extraction of Representative Core Sections

  • Test Pits

  • Soil Investigations


A comprehensive Technical Report was furnished, which comprised of Pavement Analysis, Pavement Evaluation and Design based on Non-Destructive and Destructive Testing Results. 


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