METHODOLOGY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS FOR AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS
This study indicates that most of the airfield pavements have relatively good surface drainage but slow subsurface drainage. Joint and surface sealing and repair program are not able to keep all surface water out of structural sections. When heavyload pavements are required to carry traffic of heavy planes while the pore spaces are filled with water, the rates of damage are often much greater than when there is no free water present, and load-carrying capacities may be lowered. Most of the heavy-duty pavements have been conservatively designed and show little structural damage, although there are various levels of problems with shrinkage cracks, spalling, "D" cracking, joint deterioration, etc. There appear to be definite engineering and economic advantages with types of subsurface drainage systems that are capable of greatly shortening the length of time that free water can stay in structural sections.
Army Construction Engineering Research LaboratoryP.O. Box 4005
Champaign, IL United States 61820
- Cedergren, H R
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 220 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport runways; Bearing capacity; Defects; Free water; Measures of effectiveness; Pavement distress; Pavements; Subsurface drainage; Water areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Surface waters
- Subject Areas: Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00081305
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: #C-13 Tech. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM