Resin Modified Pavement in Airfield Applications

by Randy C. Ahlrich, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Gary L. Anderton, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Airport Pavement Innovations?Theory to Practice


The resin modified pavement (RMP) is a composite paving material that combines the flexible characteristics of an asphalt concrete (AC) material with the durability of a portland cement concrete (PCC) pavement. This paving process was developed by a construction company in France as an alternative to PCC pavements. The RMP is best suited for pavements that are subjected to abrasive traffic, heavy static loads, heavy fuel spillage and channelized traffic. This paper discusses the basic description of the RMP process and provides information on the history and performance of this surfacing material. Five pilot projects or trial sections have been constructed in airfield applications since 1990. A brief description of each construction site and performance to date is presented. To date, the RMP process has performed satisfactorily in all airfield applications.

Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Concrete pavements | Asphalt pavements | Asphalt concrete | Composite materials | Water transportation | Static loads | France | Europe

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