Nondestructive Deflection Testing
API performs nondestructive testing using their two Falling Weight Deflectometers (FWD). FWD testing, often referred to as Nondestructive Deflection Testing (NDT), simulates a moving wheel load of either a vehicle for roadway pavements or an aircraft for airport pavements. API also has the ability to perform Heavy Weight Deflectometer (HWD) testing in order to simulate the moving wheel load of New Large Aircraft, such as the Boeing 777, Boeing 747-400, and Airbus A-380.
Research & Training
API conducts pavement-related research and software development projects. Such projects can include the development of pavement structural evaluation software for highways, seaports, and airports and the development of state-of-the-art pavement management systems for airports and highways.
API can provide assistance with all of your roadway, airport, and port asset management needs. We can provide automated data collection for all of the assets for these agencies, including pavements and other right-of-way assets along roadways. Our experience with asset management will allow API to develop “Actual Condition Ratings” for all types of assets so that your agency can priorities all maintenance and repair needs for your assets.