Ensuring the Longer Life of Airport Runways

This article describes how pavement research and development is now considering strategies to ensure the longer life of airport runways. As air travel becomes busier each year, maintaining the infrastructure, notably runways, becomes vital. The author discusses the development of long-life asphalt pavements for airport applications, focusing on two areas: structural design methods to allow engineers to design longer life asphalt pavements, and improved construction and maintenance methods. One section describes the use of fuel-resistant hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures for placement in difficult areas such as refueling aprons. The author concludes that developing long-life asphalt pavements is a sustainable and cost-effective way to help maximize the nation’s return on airport infrastructure investment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 21-24
  • Serial:
    • Asphalt
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Asphalt Institute
    • ISSN: 0004-4954

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 3:54PM