APPLICATION OF MODELS TO DESIGN STUDIES OF CONCRETE AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS

ONE PHASE OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS RIGID PAVEMENT INVESTIGATIONAL PROGRAM CONDUCTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS IS REPORTED ON. THE MODEL TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED ARE THE RESULT OF DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS, DURING WHICH TIME THEY HAVE BEEN USED TO CORRELATE THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM OTHER PHASES OF THE INVESTIGATIONAL PROGRAM. SPECIFICALLY, THE PAPER DEALS WITH THE DETAILS ATTENDANT TO THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF TYPICAL MODELS, AS WELL AS A DESCRIPTION OF THE TEST EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES USED. MODEL MEASUREMENTS ARE RELATED TO THE PROTOTYPE AND TO THE APPLICABLE THEORY. SUMMARIES OF TEST RESULTS ARE PRESENTED FROM STUDIES OF THE EFFECT OF HIGH CONTACT PRESSURES ON RIGID PAVEMENTS AND THE RELATIVE LOAD DISTRIBUTION CHARACTERISTICS OF SELECTED MULTIPLE WHEEL GEAR CONFIGURATIONS. CURVES RELATING PAVEMENT THICKNESS REQUIREMENTS TO TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE ARE SHOWN FOR 25 AND 50 KIP LOADINGS ON A SINGLE WHEEL, AND FOR 100 KIP LOADING ON DUAL WHEELS SPACED 37.5 INCHES CENTER TO CENTER. RELATIVE CRITICAL STRESSES ARE SHOWN FOR DUAL WHEEL, TWIN-TANDEM, AND QUADRICYCLE GEAR FOR EQUAL WHEEL LOADS. CURVES ARE INCLUDED FOR TRANSLATING MULTIPLE WHEEL LOADINGS INTO AN EQUIVALENT SINGLE WHEEL LOAD. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 34, pp 57-64, 6 FIG, 3 TAB, 6 REF
  • Authors:
    • Mellinger, F M
    • Carlton, P F
  • Publication Date: 1955

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 11-14, 1955
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM