RUNWAY DESIGN FOR THE 1970'S --HOUSTON'S INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT

IMMEDIATELY UNDER THE CONCRETE PAVEMENT, A HIGH STABILITY 9 INCH THICK SUBBASE OF SOIL CEMENT WAS LAID. WITH DEEP COMPACTION OF THE SUBGRADE, THE COMBINED K VALUE (MODULUS OF SUBGRADE REACTION) IS 300 TO 355. USING ACCEPTED PAVEMENT THICKNESS DESIGN CURVES, A 12 INCH SLAB DEPTH FOR CRITICAL AREAS SUCH AS TAXIWAYS, APRONS, PARKING AREAS AND RUNWAY ENDS AND APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT. OF THIS DEPTH OR 10 INCHES FOR RUNWAY INTERIOR PORTIONS BETWEEN THE CRITICAL END SECTIONS AND INTERSECTING TAXIWAYS WERE SELECTED.

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    • Grimes, R O
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  • Accession Number: 00232574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Portland Cement Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:35AM