Kestler, Maureen A.
Most widely held works by Maureen A Kestler
Current and proposed practices for nondestructive highway pavement testing by Maureen A Kestler ( )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Rapid Stabilization of thawing soils for enhanced vehicle mobility : a field demonstration project ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Thawing soil presents a formidable challenge for vehicle operations cross-country and on unsurfaced roads. To mitigate the problem, a variety of stabilization techniques were evaluated for their suitability for rapid employment to enhance military vehicle operations. A combination of mechanical stabilization methods including several lightweight fills, geosynthetics, and tire and wood mats, were constructed and tested during the annual training exercises of the 229th Engineers of the Wisconsin National Guard during the difficult conditions of spring thaw. The techniques were evaluated for their expediency, ease of construction, trafficability, and durability. In general, chunkwood was an excellent replacement for gravel fill in forested area; tree slash (or other vegetation) was effective but labor intensive; wood mats and pallets were effective and reasonably durable; tire mats were extremely rugged and effective. A loader or crane was needed to place the large wood mats, tire mats, and fascines. Geocomposite materials (Geonet) were quickly installed and could withstand limited traffic (50 passes) without additional cover material. Geosynthetics reduced the amount of cover material and enhanced placement, effectiveness and removal when used under other materials to spread the load and keep them from sinking into the mud. All materials were damaged during the severe motion of a tank cornering except the large, smooth wood mats, but these were slippery on slopes. Results are summarized in a decision matrix for choosing the best technique depending on site conditions, material and equipment availability, and utilization criteria.
Performance of insulated pavements at Newton Field, Jackman Maine by Maureen A Kestler ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Use of insulation for frost prevention : Jackman Airport, Maine, 1986-1987 winter by Maureen A Kestler ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Thaw weakening and load restriction practices on low volume roads by Maureen A Kestler ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Winter tenting of highway pavements : test program and discussion of causes and mechanisms by Maureen A Kestler ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Using time domain reflectometry (TDR) and radio frequency (RF) devices to monitor seasonal moisture variation in forest road subgrade and base materials by Gordon L Hanek ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Reducing damage to low volume roads by using trucks with reduced tire pressures by Maureen A Kestler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Determining when to place and remove spring load restrictions on low-volume roads : Three low-cost techniques ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Removing spring thaw load restrictions from low-volume roads : development of a reliable, cost-effective method ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Use of insulation for frost prevention : Jackman Airport, Maine, 1986-1987 winter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In 1986, Newton Field, a small runway in Jackman, Maine, was reconstructed using a 2-in.-thick layer of extruded polystyrene insulation. At the same time, Nichols Road, a nearby town road, was reconstructed to a conventional, uninsulated cross section. Both Newton Field and Nichols Road were similarly monitored: thermocouples, tensiometers, and groundwater wells were installed during construction, and, following construction, a pavement surface elevation grid was established at each of the test sites for monitoring frost heave. This report discusses the performance of the insulated and uninsulated pavements during the first of four winters of observation.
Performance of insulated pavements at Newton Field, Jackman, Maine ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In 1986, the runway at Newton Field, a small airport in Jackman, Maine, was reconstructed using a 2-in.-thick layer of extruded polystyrene insulation as part of the pavement structure. At the same time, a nearby town road was reconstructed using a conventional noninsulated pavement cross section for relatively heavy loads. Both pavements were monitored for frost penetration, frost heave, and seasonal changes in pavement strength. Since frost penetration beneath the insulation layer of the runway at Newton Field exceeded empirical estimates during winter 1986-1987, four additional test sections with varying combinations of insulation and subbase thicknesses were constructed adjacent to the airport's parking apron during summer 1987. Although the thermal performance of the insulated pavement test sections was comparable to design expectations for the following three years, evidence of discontinuities in the insulation layer in the Newton Field runway demonstrates the insulated pavement's susceptibility to variations in construction technique and site conditions. This report discusses pavement performance at each of the test sites over the observation periods 1986-1990 and 1987-1990. Frost penetration Insulated pavement Insulation.
Evaluating moisture sensors and monitoring seasonal moisture variation in low-volme roads by Maureen A Kestler ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Use of insulation for frost prevention Jackman Airport, Maine, 1986-1987 winter by Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Current and Proposed Practices for Nondestructive Highway Pavement Testing by Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Thaw Weakening and Load Restriction Practices on Low Volume Roads ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Low volume roads subjected to seasonal freezing are highly susceptible to damage from traffic during midwinter and spring thaws. Such traffic-induced damage can be minimized by a variety of design methods; however, most are not economically feasible. As a result, loads are often restricted or prohibited during thaw-weakened periods. While this practice reduces road maintenance costs, the economic impact on industries that rely on continued heavy trucking can be significant. This report reviews the process of ice segregation and thaw weakening, and then discusses both quantitative and qualitative results from a survey on load restriction practices that was distributed to state departments of transportation (DOTs). Survey topics include state DOT load restriction practices, types and mileage of roads posted, methods for determining dates for imposing and removing load restrictions, enforcement of restrictions, and feedback from road users.
Current and Proposed Practices for Nondestructive Highway Pavement Testing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In September 1994 the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) distributed a short survey on nondestructive testing practices to each of the 50 state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). The compilation of results constituted Phase I of a multiphase effort intended to lead toward the development of a method for optimizing falling weight deilectometer (FWD) test point spacing. Planned spatial statistical analyses on selected data sets will yield (site-specific) optimal FWD test point spacing for road network evaluation and pavement overlay design. Optimal FWD test point spacing reduces conservative overdesign due to undertesting and reduces overtesting. Both of these ultimately reduce expenditures. Although the above effort has not been completed, this interim report outlines the proposed process. Also included (and perhaps of more immediate interest to state DOTs) are direct survey facts and figures, including number of states with nondestructive testing (NDT) devices, average number of miles of annual overlay design, average number of miles of network/inventory testing, and back-calculation programs and overlay design procedures used. All facts and figures are generic and honor state anonymity.
Forest roads Forest roads--Testing Frost heaving Frost resistant concrete Low-volume roads Low-volume roads--Maintenance and repair Low-volume roads--Testing Maine--Jackman New Hampshire Nondestructive testing Pavements, Asphalt concrete Pavements, Asphalt concrete--Cold weather conditions Pavements, Bituminous--Testing Pavements--Design and construction Pavements--Frost damage Pavements--Live loads Pavements--Live loads--Testing Pavements--Subgrades--Evaluation Pavements--Testing Radio frequency Roads--Design and construction--Cold weather conditions Roads--Frost damage Roads--Subgrades Roads--Subgrades--Testing Runways (Aeronautics)--Cold weather conditions Runways (Aeronautics)--Maintenance and repair Rural roads--Maintenance and repair Soil moisture--Measurement Soils--Effect of temperature on Soil stabilization Thawing Time-domain reflectometry Trucks--Tires--Inflation pressure Trucks--Weight United States