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FAA Backcalculation Federal Aviation

Administration Opening the Program


Software
Load FWD
BAKFAA with LEAF File

Presented to: VI ALACPA Airport Pavements


Seminar & IV FAA Workshop
Presented by: David R. Brill, P.E., Ph.D.
Date: 26 October 2009

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Readable File Formats Reading KUAB FWD File

AASHTO PDDX (Pavement Deflection Data NAPTF CC2 Data

Exchange) (*.ddx) Rigid Pavement


Test Item:
Dynatest R80 (*.fwd) 12 in. (30.5 cm)
KUAB PCC
10 in. (25.4 cm)
JILS (*.txt) P-154 subbase
CBR 7-8 clay
subgrade

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Modify Structural Layers Backcalculation Results
Enter seed
values from AC
150/5370-11A
(Tables 13,14)

Click on
desired test no.

Click on Click on Show


Backcalculate Output

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Backcalculation Results Example with Dynatest R80 File

Load *.fwd
File

Program minimizes the


RMS value of
difference between
computed and
measured deflection
profiles.

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Example with Dynatest R80 File Example with Dynatest R80 File

Enter the pavement


structure with seed
values of moduli.
File type should
appear at upper In this case, the
right. asphalt layers are
fixed. Only the
subgrade modulus
is changeable.

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Example with Dynatest R80 File Example with Dynatest R80 File

Backcalculated
value of subgrade
modulus in psi

Click the Save


Select an HWD Structure button to
event from the file. save the structure
as a *.str file.

Click
Backcalculate

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Running BAKFAA in Forward Mode
Backcalculation Results
(LEAF)
Enter layer
structural data

Enter evaluation
depth

Click Select
Load and Run
LEAF

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Running BAKFAA in Forward Mode Running BAKFAA in Forward Mode


(LEAF) (LEAF)
Select load Displays LEAF
from list
output in a new
window.
Information:
Layer data
Tire load data
Stresses, strains
and displacements
computed for each
evaluation point.

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Modifying the External Aircraft File Modifying the External Aircraft File
B-777-200 A
568421
Airplane Name B-777-200 A
568421
Items in gray must be
47.5 47.5 present, but their values
182 Gross Weight, lbs. 182
N
3
N
3
do not affect BAKFAA.
55 Percent gross weight on main gear 55
378 378
0 0
57 Tire Pressure, psi 57
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Gear ID Letter (military designation)


-27.5 -57 -27.5 -57
27.5 -57 27.5 -57
-27.5 0 -27.5 0
Number of tires on evaluation gear
27.5
-27.5 57
0
Gear ID Number 27.5
-27.5 57
0

27.5 57 27.5 57
Tire x and y coordinates, inches
4
-244
Dual Spacing, inches 4
-244
-189 -189 Number of tire tracks
189
244
Gear track between inside wheels, inches 189
244
6 6 Location of tire track, inches
27.5 0 Four-gear spacing, inches Items in gray must be 27.5 0

Number of evaluation points


22.0 0 22.0 0
16.5 0
11.0 0 Tandem spacing, inches present, but their values 16.5 0
11.0 0
5.5 0
0.0 0 do not affect BAKFAA. 5.5 0
0.0 0
Evaluation point x and y coordinates, inches

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Questions

Contact:
Dr. Gordon Hayhoe
Gordon.Hayhoe@faa.gov
Download Files:
http://www.airporttech.tc.faa.gov/naptf/download/index1.asp
Available downloads include BAKFAA and
LEAF full source codes (Visual Basic 6.0).

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