Airfield Pavement Evaluation - FAA Viewpointby Leonard E. Mudd, (M.ASCE), Chf.; Airports Engrg. Div., Office of Airports Programs, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C.,
Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 5, Pg. 581-585
Document Type: Journal Paper
The FAA is currently revising the theory and design procedures utilized for the structural design and evaluation of airport pavements. The new pavement design methodology employs several recommended changes to the theory under which previous design curves were based, i.e.: (1)Use of measured rather than assumed soil strength in flexible pavement design; (2)assumption of jointed edge loading of slabs instead of interior slab loading in rigid pavement design; and (3)employment of nondestructive testing techniques (in conjunction with destructive tests) to evaluate laod carrying capacity of pavements and in the design of pavement overlays. Thee net result in the new methodology will be a slight increase in runway pavement thickness requirements.
Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Pavement design | Pavement overlays | Concrete pavements | Asphalt pavements | Federal government | Structural design | Vehicle-pavement interaction | Load tests
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