Accession Number : ADA181596

Title :   Development of Mechanistic Flexible Pavement Design Concepts for the Heavyweight F-15 Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 83-May 86,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA NEWMARK CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kelly,Henry F

PDF Url : ADA181596

Report Date : Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 228

Abstract : This technical report describes a mechanistic method proposed for design of flexible airfield pavements. The report reviews the CBR Flexible Airfield Pavements Design currently used by DOD and the FAA. Then follows a description of the ILLIPAVE finite element computer model and pavement performance transfer functions developed using ILLIPAVE. Actual test data using aircraft-sized loads was used to correlate the constants used in the computer model. The proposed method was then used to design a flexible pavement to support a heavyweight F-15 (30,600 lb SWL, 355 psi). Finally, the subsequent design is compared to the design resulting from the CBR method. Keywords: Computer applications, Jet fighters, Air Force operations.

Descriptors :   *PAVEMENTS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, FLEXIBLE MATERIALS, JET FIGHTERS, LANDING FIELDS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE