Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Demystified, Dundee

21 March, 2017 | 17:45 - 19:45

Venue address:

Dalhousie Lecture Theatre 1
University of Dundee
United Kingdom
The Falling Weight Deflectometer.
The Falling Weight Deflectometer.

About this event

Stuart Guthrie is a Principal Engineer in the specialist Pavement Engineering division of Mouchel Consulting (now part of WSP Group). This is a joint lecture with the Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT).

The FWD is primarily used to assess road pavements. Those pavements carry many types of transport, such as cars, HGV's, aircraft, and sometimes specialist vehicles such as loading equipment used in ports. The presentation will show how the FWD is used to assess those pavements and how the remaining life is assessed and how rehabilitation options are developed.

Registration from 5.45pm for a 6.15pm start.


For more information, please contact:

Alan Hutchison
e: alan.hutchison@tayroadbridge.co.uk

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Stuart Guthrie

Stuart is a Principal Engineer working in the specialist Pavement Engineering division of Mouchel Consulting (now part of the WSP Group). Stuart's key skills involve site investigation work and review of network pavement condition data for targeting structural maintenance schemes, analytical conventional and crack & seat design. And of course FWD data analysis.

With over 30 years' experience within the industry, the last 17 of which have been involved in both operating and interpreting the data from the FWD itself. Stuart has gained experience and understanding of surveying using the FWD on roads, ports airports and other paved areas from the Shetland Islands to the south coast of the UK.