This section contains a combination of published work alongside informative presentations, all available for download. For more test specific information look to the FWD, TSD and MSD tabs, with general pavement papers below. 

Basic Guidelines, RIMS Body of Knowledge (RIMS BoK)

COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF PAVEMENT STRUCTURAL PARAMETERS USING DEFLECTION TESTING
Part 1: Network Level Assessment (2012)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

 COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF PAVEMENT STRUCTURAL PARAMETERS USING DEFLECTION TESTING
Part 2: Project Level Assessment (2013)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

Recent Developments

EFFECTS OF INCREASED AXLE LOADINGS ON LOCAL ROADS
AT Research Report (2015)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens, et al)

 NZTA Research Reports

CHARACTERISATION AND USE OF STABILISED BASECOURSE MATERIALS
In Transportation Projects in New Zealand
NZTA Research Report 461 (2011)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens, et al)

EXTENDING PAVEMENT LIFE
Investigation of Premature Distress in Unbound Granular Pavements
NZTA Research Report 459 (2011)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens, et al)

RATIONALISATION OF THE STRUCTURAL CAPACITY DEFINITION                                                                                                                              and Quantification of Roads based on Falling Weight Deflectometer Tests
NZTA Research Report 401 (2010)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens, et al)

Published Papers

MECHANISTIC APPROACH TO PAVEMENT REHABILITATION
Maintenance and Forward Work Programmes - Cutting Costs Using Structural Analysis
(2009, Updated 2010)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

APPLICATIONS OF MECHANISTIC PAVEMENT DESIGN IN NEW ZEALAND
Case Histories Comparing Design Prediction with Post Construction
( Measurement and Analysis (1998)
(Graham Salt and Willam Gray)

PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE PREDICTION (II)
A Comprehensive New Approach to Defining Structural Capacity
Transit NZIHT 10th Annual Conference, Rotorua (2009)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

COMPLIANCE TESTING USING THE FALLING WEIGHT DEFLECTOMETER
For Pavement Construction, Rehabilitation and Area-Wide Treatments
NZTA Research Report 381 (2009)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens, et al)

PERFORMANCE BASED SPECIFICATIONS FOR UNBOUND GRANULAR PAVEMENTS
Procedures for Demonstrating Achievement of Design Life (2004)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

PERFORMANCE-BASED SPECIFICATIONS USING DEFLECTION MEASUREMENTS
Modular Ratios for Unbound Granular Pavement Layers (2002)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

FROST RESISTANT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PAVEMENTS IN CENTRAL OTAGO 
(2004, revised 2009)
(Graham Salt)

PRODUCTION LEVEL FWD BACK-ANALYSIS USING THE FULL TIME HISTORY 
6TH International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads and Airfields, Lisbon, Portugal (2002)
(Graham Salt, David Stevens and Richard McLeod)

PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE PREDICTION (I)
Determination and Calibration of Structural Capacity (SNP)
20th ARRB Conference Melbourne (2001)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

APPLICATIONS OF MECHANISTIC PAVEMENT DESIGN (II)
Case Histories Comparing Design Prediction with Post Construction Measurement and Analysis
Roading Geotechnics (1998)
(Graham Salt and William Gray, Opus International Consultants)

APPLICATIONS OF MECHANISTIC PAVEMENT DESIGN (I)
Case histories comparing overlay design methods including the TNZ Supplement to the Austroads pavement design guide
9th Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference (1998)
(Graham Salt)

PAVEMENT DEFLECTION MEASUREMENT & INTERPRETATION FOR THE DESIGN OF REHABILITATION TREATMENTS 
Transit New Zealand Report No. 117 (1998)
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)

PAVEMENT FALLING WEIGHT DEFLECTOMETER ANALYSIS
The basics of the FWD and analysis (1997, updated 2005)
(Graham Salt)

THE PERFORMANCE OF UNBOUND BASECOURSE UNDER SIMULATED TRAFFIC
NZ Roading Symposium (1979)
(Graham Salt)

MODULAR RATIOS FOR UNBOUND GRANULAR PAVEMENT LAYERS
(Graham Salt and David Stevens)