Accession Number : AD0267822

Title :   Heavy Load Test Tracks Report of Construction.

Corporate Author : OHIO RIVER DIV LABS CINCINNATI

Personal Author(s) : MCKEE,KENNETH H.

Report Date : FEB 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The need for sound and economical design criteria for airfield pavements capable of supporting 325,000 lbs. on a twin-tandem aircraft gear prompted the construction of these test tracks which embody all conditions that existed in 1957 and new designs considered practical. Test pavements included plain concrete on thin filter base course and on natural subgrade, plain concrete on lean-mix concrete base, partial-bond rigid overlay, high-bond rigid overlay, steel-reinforced rigid overlay and rigid overlay of rigid pavement previously strengthened with non-rigid materials. A description is presented of the construction procedures, and of testing undertaken both on subgrade and construction materials. Test data and results are discussed; conclusions and recommendations as to future construction of this type are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   CIVIL ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, MATERIALS, PAVEMENTS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, RUNWAYS, TEST FACILITIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE