At Almondz we rely on the latest technology from around the world to build our Infrastructure projects. Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) is used around the world by Engineers to evaluate the physical properties of pavement in highways, local roads, airport, harbour areas and railway tracks. Falling Weight Deflectometer is a smart and fully automatic equipment built around intelligent microcontroller based system which, acquires and processed data at high speeds with high accuracy and reliability. FWD test for road is fully automated control system which is controlled by a processor to ensure consistent results. During testing, a FWD subjects the pavement surface to a load pulse which simulates the load produced by a rolling vehicle wheel. During the deflection test, the load pulse is produced by dropping a large weight onto a "buffer" which shapes the pulse, and then transmitted to the pavement through a circular load plate. Data are acquired from various sensors for use in post-test analysis of pavement properties.
|Make and Model||Model No: GTFWD V
Make : Geotran , Roorkee
Mounted on TATA Yodha 1700
|Operation||Fully Automatic. All operation through Laptop/Tab|
|Impact Load||75 kN (Max.)
Load Resolution: 0.01 kN
|Load Sensor||100 kN|
|Loading Impact Plate||300mm diameter and 31 mm thick with reinforced checkered rubber (solid/segmented)|
|Impact Height||4 to 40 Cm (Software adjustable)|
|Impact Weight||Min 100 kg (as Standard), max 400 kg (add weight 25 kg to each side) plate along with a universal hinge at the upper part of plate to ensure that the loading plate align itself as per the camber of the road|
|GPS and Distance Measuring Unit||Integrated GPS (Latitude, Longitude and Altitude) and distance measuring unit|
|Geophone||7nos. (for deflection measurement)
Deflection Resolution: 0.001mm (1 micron)
|Temperature Sensor||2 nos. One each for air & road surface temperature|
|Data Acquisition||Laptop with High speed Data Acquisition System, acquire data of geophones, load, temperature and GPS etc|
|Software||▪ GEOTRAN FWD Analysis software
▪ Easy operation.
▪ Graphical presentation of captured data of geophones, load cell.
|Operating System||Window XP/7/8/10|
|Back Calculation||KGP back 4-layer and 3-layer/ BAFAA|
|Supply||48 Volt Battery, chargeable from AC mains (external source)|
|Power backup||6 to 7 hours continues operation with one full charge of battery|