Accession Number : ADA132293

Title :   State of the Art Survey on Confined Base Courses for Utility Airport Pavements,

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICE

Personal Author(s) : McLaughlin,Aston L

PDF Url : ADA132293

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The report reviews the state-of-the-art in the use of confining methods for loose on-site materials as a stabilizing medium for utility airport pavements. Much field experimentation on expedient types of pavements is in progress by some Federal and State agencies, but a theoretical base has not yet been developed for predicting performance. It is shown that well developed specifications exist for membrane encapsulated soil layer systems, but none exits for sand-filled cellular systems. Present experimentation points to certain problems that must be corrected before sandfilled systems can be used for civil aircraft pavements. Recommendations are offered that could provide a predictive methodology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Pavements, Runways, Bases(Structures), Soils, Sand, Confinement(General), Stabilization, Membranes, Cells, Asphalt

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE