FIELD VALIDATION OF STATISTICALLY-BASED ACCEPTANCE PLAN FOR BITUMINOUS AIRPORT PAVEMENTS. VOLUME 4 - COMPUTER SIMULATION OF MULTIPLE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

This report presents the procedures and results of a computer simulation analysis conducted to investigate the performance of 7 methods for determining the payment factor for a lot of materials when 3 correlated acceptance properties, i.e., the Marshall stability, flow and air voids, are used for acceptance purposes. The methods investigated were based upon triple numerical integration of the 3 properties, multiplying the individual property values, averaging the individual property values and using the smallest individual property value. Marshall test results from 15 runway paving projects were analyzed to determine mean, variance and correlation values obtained in field construction. Computer simulation was used to investigate the performance of the various methods for determining the payment factor for multiple acceptance properties. Simulation was used to generate Marshall test results for using population values from the 15 field projects. The mean square payment error (MSE) for each method was used as the norm and the minimum MSE as the criterion for choice among the methods. It is recommended that the average of the 3 payment factors for the individual Marshall properties be determined using the quality index approach currently employed by the FAA Eastern Region for density acceptance purposes. The payment factor for the Marshall properties can then be calculated as the average of the 3 individual property payment factors. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Program Engineering and Maintenance Service
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Nnaji, S
    • Burati, J L
    • Tarakji, M G
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FAA-PM-84-12,IV Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DTFAQ1-81-C10057
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM