Accession Number : AD0743958

Title :   Structural Configurations for Expedient Pavement Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May-Dec 71,

Corporate Author : MECHANICS RESEARCH INC ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Crawford,Robert E. ; McPherson,Ronald B. ; Utton,Charles G. ; Romesberg,Laverne E. ; Schreyer,Charles L.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : Four pavement concepts utilizing a fiberglass reinforced polyester wearing surface are presented as candidates for expedient air field pavement systems. Three of the conceptual systems utilize FRP/ polyester as the material for the substructure configuration. The fourth system employs aluminum honeycomb. Parametric studies relating structural response characteristics to system weight were performed to establish optimum configuration geometries for each of the four systems. Results of this preliminary study indicate that each conceptual system satisfies the criteria of an expedient pavement. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*PAVEMENTS, *REINFORCED PLASTICS), (*LANDING FIELDS, PAVEMENTS), POLYESTER PLASTICS, GLASS TEXTILES, HONEYCOMB CORES, ALUMINUM, REINFORCING MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE