ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR BITUMINOUS SURFACE COURSE ON CIVIL AIRPORT PAVEMENTS

Research was undertaken to extend the use of statistically based airport pavement materials specifications that incorporate price-adjustment features. During the course of the project, data on the physical characteristics of pavement materials were collected from thirteen airport pavement construction projects. A statistical analysis of this data permitted the determination of the parameters (mean and standard deviation) on existing airport construction projects, and these parameters were then used to develop acceptance plans and price-adjustment factors. Operating Characteristics (OC) curves and curves of expected payment were used to determine the appropriate acceptance plans, which were based on the percentage of material falling within specification limits (PWL). By using a continuous rather than a discrete price-adjustment schedule, it was possible to avoid the problem of large differences in payment associated with relatively small differences in quality (as measured by PWL). A computer program was developed to approximate the expected payment curves associated with different continuous price-adjustment systems. This program is applicable to one-sided specification limits such as density. For properties such as air voids, which require both an upper and a lower specification limit, the OC curves were determined by computer simulation of 10,000 randomly drawn samples. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Burati, J L
    • Willenbrock, J H
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PTI-7915, FAA-RD-79-89
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA78WA-4185
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 2002 12:00AM