Salil Gokhale, P.E.
Mr. Gokhale is a licensed engineer with more than 15 years of experience in pavement engineering and related non-destructive testing and equipment. His areas of expertise include implementation/updates of pavement management systems, automated and manual pavement condition surveys, GIS integration, structural testing, pavement profile measurements, and, friction testing and analysis.
Mr. Gokhale joined Dynatest Consulting in 2008 and currently serves as a project engineer and manager based in their Starke, Florida office. Mr. Gokhale oversees a multitude of pavement engineering and consulting projects including pavement management systems implementation, semi-automated pavement condition surveys, non-destructive pavement testing and analysis including Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) testing, pavement profile measurements (IRI and rutting) and friction testing (highways and runways). He is heavily involved in software/hardware product development focusing on 2D and 3D pavement imaging, automated pavement distress analysis, GIS data integration and mapping. In addition, he has developed numerous software tools and analyses-processes for effective data collection, validation, analysis and reporting of pavement related data.
Prior to joining Dynatest, Mr. Gokhale managed Applied Research Associates (ARA) Inc.’s office in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Gokhale managed a multi-year support contract for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Mr. Gokhale managed a group of seven (7) professionals to provide advanced engineering support for the department. He worked extensively with FDOT’s pavement evaluation and research groups, and was tasked with diverse projects involving non-destructive testing, accelerated pavement testing (APT) and materials research, pavement management and life cycle cost analyses. Significant findings from this research led to several materials specifications changes in the State of Florida, leading to direct cost savings and reduction in construction time. Over a period of six (6) years, his team conducted Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) and pavement profile measurements on more than 7,500 lane-miles of highways. (2002-2008).