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Dynatest Explorer - New Modules

In this article, you will be presented with the latest features of Dynatest Explorer software.


1. Shapefile

Users can now import one or more shapefiles containing geographic data into the application. This includes various geographic features such as points, lines, polygons, and reference posts. Once imported, these features will be accurately displayed on the map, providing users with enhanced geospatial visualization capabilities.

Import multiple shape files at once

Below is an example where three shapefiles have been imported. The shapefiles are present in the 'Active layers' list, and have received distinctive colors.

source: Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) 

Visualize shapefile properties on the map

The colors of the shapefiles, in the 'Active layers' list, match the colors of the drawings on the map.

source: Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) 

Enable or disable shapefiles on the map

In the example below, the 'Export_Output_2' shapefile has been disabled by moving it to the 'Disabled layers' list. This action is reflected on the map as well.

source: Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) 

2. NAASRA - Quarter-car model implementation

We're thrilled to introduce a significant enhancement to Dynatest Explorer: NAASRA reporting capabilities. Building upon the existing International Roughness Index (IRI) functionality, users can now seamlessly generate reports compliant with the standards set by the National Association of Australian State Road Authorities (NAASRA).

The NAASRA reporting feature utilizes the "quarter-car model," accurately representing the dynamic response of real vehicles traveling along single-wheel road paths. 

Data table

The information is methodically structured and showcased in a data table.

Data plot

The data shown in the table is also represented in a data plot.

Export data

The export feature allows the user to save the data in an Excel spreadsheet.

 

3. Straightedge Longitudinal Profile

With longitudinal straightedge calculation, you can now extend your capabilities beyond transversal calculations. This feature enables you to precisely measure and calculate along the length of your data, providing insights and solutions tailored to longitudinal analyses.

Longitudinal straightedge calculation refers to a method used in pavement testing to analyze the smoothness or profile of a road or pavement surface along its length. This technique involves measuring deviations from a straight line along the longitudinal axis of the pavement.

In pavement testing, longitudinal straightedge calculation is crucial for assessing the quality and safety of roads, highways, and other paved surfaces.

Calculate the maximum deviation of the self-defined straightedge distance

Users have the ability to specify the edge length by inputting the value in millimeters.

Data table

The data is organized and showcased within a structured tabular arrangement.

Data plot

The data is not only organized in a structured tabular arrangement but also elegantly visualized through comprehensive data plots.

Export data

The system's versatility extends to seamless export functionality, allowing data to be effortlessly transferred to an Excel sheet for further analysis and manipulation.

4. Evenness coefficient

The calculation of the evenness coefficient is an advanced feature, meticulously designed to compute the longitudinal evenness of road or bicycle lane surfaces. This innovative tool provides a comprehensive metric for assessing the smoothness and uniformity of the surface, empowering users with deeper insights into pavement quality and performance.

Wave and block lengths

Operators can specify the desired wavelength from a selection of four standard options and input corresponding values for block length. This functionality grants users precise control over the analysis parameters, ensuring tailored assessments aligned with specific project requirements.

Visualize data on the map

Following parameter specification, the calculated results are integrated and visually represented on an interactive map interface. This integration enhances the user experience, providing a comprehensive spatial context to the longitudinal evenness analysis results.

Thresholds

Users can define thresholds to establish criteria, enabling the visualization of three distinct colors on the map based on these specifications. This feature enhances the interpretability of results by providing visual cues that highlight areas meeting or diverging from predefined thresholds.

Data table

The information is systematically arranged and presented in a structured table format.

Data plot

The data is not just arranged systematically in a structured table; it's also elegantly represented through detailed data plots.

Export data

The system's adaptability includes effortless export capabilities, enabling smooth transfer of data to an Excel sheet for additional analysis and manipulation.

 

5. Estimated Texture Depth

Unlock a new dimension of surface analysis with Estimated Texture Depth, now available alongside Mean Profile Depth. Experience enhanced accuracy, expanded insights, and unparalleled depth analysis capabilities with this latest addition to our platform.

The calculation occurs automatically upon importing raw data, making it readily available to operators just like Mean Profile Depth data.

Data table

The data is meticulously organized and displayed in a structured table layout for easy comprehension.

Data plot

Not only is the data systematically organized within a structured table, but it is also elegantly visualized through intricate data plots, enhancing its representation and facilitating deeper insights.

Export data

The system's adaptability extends to effortless export capabilities, allowing seamless transfer of data to an Excel sheet for further analysis and manipulation with ease.