Accession Number : AD0845924

Title :   Procedures for Determining the Load-Carrying Capacity of Flexible Pavement Airfields by Comparing Airfield Strength Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 67-Dec 68,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Ladd, Donald M.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The strength of an existing flexible airfield pavement structure can be compared with the supporting strength required by an airfield for a given number of operations. Such a comparison is made by defining the strength-depth profile of an airfield in terms of an airfield strength consisting of a series of letters and numerals that represent strength ranges, and by comparing this strength code with an aircraft strength-requirement code that defines the strength-depth profile that an airfield must have in order for the aircraft to perform its stated mission. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, RUNWAYS), (*RUNWAYS, FLEXURAL STRENGTH), LANDING FIELDS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, SOIL MECHANICS, PAVEMENTS, SUBSTRATES, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), LOAD DISTRIBUTION, WEIGHT, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE