HEAVY WHEEL LOAD TRAFFIC ON CONCRETE AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS

TWO FACTORS WHICH GREATLY INFLUENCE THE DESIGN OF AN AIRFIELD PAVEMENT ARE THE MAGNITUDE OF THE WHEEL LOADINGS AND THE NUMBER OF REPETITIONS OF THESE LOADINGS DURING THE DESIGN LIFE OF THE PAVEMENT. THE TESTING DESCRIBED DEALS CHIEFLY WITH THESE TWO ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN PROBLEM. TWO FULL-SCALE PAVEMENT TEST SECTIONS, ONE ON A UNIFORM SUBGRADE OF HIGH BEARING VALUE, THE OTHER ON A UNIFORM SUBGRADE OF LOW BEARING VALUE, ARE DESCRIBED, AND THE RESULTS OF ACCELERATED TRAFFIC TESTING ARE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. EACH OF THE TWO PAVEMENT TEST SECTIONS CONTAINS COMPARABLE DESIGNS OF PLAIN AND REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. EACH TEST SECTION WAS SUBJECTED TO 90,000 REPETITIONS OF A 100,000-LB TWIN-WHEEL LOADING. TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS ARE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED FOR EQUIVALENT PLAIN AND REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT DESIGNS, AS WELL AS FOR THE EFFECTS OF LOAD REPETITION ON PAVEMENT LIFE FOR BOTH REINFORCED AND PLAIN CONCRETE PAVEMENT. THIS PROVIDES THE PAVEMENT DESIGNER WITH AN ADDITIONAL TOOL OF DESIGN WHICH SHOULD BE VALUABLE IN OBTAINING THE MOST ECONOMICAL SOLUTION FOR THE VARIED PROBLEMS THAT MUST BE SOLVED IN DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE JET AIRCRAFT OPERATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, pp 175-189, 9 FIG, 4 TAB, 9 REF
  • Authors:
    • Mellinger, F M
    • Sale, J P
    • Wathen, T R
  • Publication Date: 1957

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 1957
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM