Accession Number : AD0780511

Title :   Continuously Reinforced Concrete Airfield Pavement. Volume I. Tests on Existing Pavements and Synthesis of Design Methods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 72-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : AUSTIN RESEARCH ENGINEERS INC TEX

Personal Author(s) : Treybig,Harvey J. ; McCullough,B. Frank ; Hudson,W. Ronald

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : The report contains support documentation of design methods for continuously reinforced concrete pavements, both overlays and new construction. The experimental investigations of continuously reinforced concrete airfield pavements conducted as part of this research are described and analyzed. The field studies provide experimental validation of the design procedure. The report includes the general outline and analysis for design procedure for both overlay and new pavement. It includes a discussion of material evaluation requirements, handling of aircraft traffic projections for use in fatigue design, and the development of a fatigue curve. The report includes construction recommendations and suggestions based on the current state of knowledge and experience. A comparison is presented of the analyses and observations made on the pavements investigated in the field study. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Pavements, *Runways, *Test methods, Reinforced concrete, Performance(Engineering), Bituminous coatings, Landing fields, Failure(Mechanics), Nondestructive testing, Coverings, Construction materials, Soil mechanics, Loads(Forces), Deformation, Fracture(Mechanics), Stresses, Deflection, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE