Dynamic Loading of Airfield Pavements Caused by Aircraft Operations on Rough Runways

by Anthony G. Gerardi, (M.ASCE), APR Consultants, Inc, Medway, United States,
Wayne G. Johnson, (M.ASCE), APR Consultants, Inc, Medway, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Aviation Crossroads: Challenges in a Changing World


This paper presents results for dynamic pavement loading of various aircraft under takeoff and taxing scenarios. The data were obtained from computer simulation and applied to the Corps of Engineers (CE) rigid pavement design criteria to determine the theoretical reduction in pavement life for various aircraft and calculated peak dynamic loads.

Subject Headings: Dynamic loads | Airport and airfield pavements | Aircraft and spacecraft | Pavement surface roughness | Pavement design | Concrete pavements | Structural design | Structural dynamics

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