Application of a Materials-Related Distress Rating System for Portland Cement Concrete Airfield Pavements

The Pavement Condition Index (PCI) procedure is a well-documented standard used by the aviation industry to visually assess pavement condition. During a PCI survey, visible signs of deterioration are observed and recorded by distress type, severity, and quantity. The results, aggregated into a score from 0 to 100, are widely acknowledged to be a consistent, objective, and repeatable tool that can be used to represent and communicate the overall condition of a pavement. When regularly applied to all of the pavements in a defined network, the PCI becomes an important tool in the management of that network. However, a significant shortcoming of the PCI procedure is that it does not adequately address materials-related distress (MRD). Without going into great detail on the development and progression of different types of MRD, there are several aspects of MRDs that affect the evaluation and management of affected pavements.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: 2010 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference: Next Generation of Airport Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01608256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2016 10:43AM