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