COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE OF STRUCTURAL LAYERS IN PAVEMENT SYSTEMS. VOLUME III. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MESL

This report describes design and construction procedures for membrane-encapsulated soil layers in airport pavement systems based on analyses of results of recent tests of full-scale accelerated traffic test sections. Included are descriptions of material and equipment requirements and recommended test methods. The procedures are applicable of both rigid and flexible airport pavement systems. Recent material developments and subsequent testing have demonstrated the structural integrity of MESL-type construction. It is believed that substantial savings can be realized using MESL's in airport pavements because of less strict material quality requirements and lower maintenance requirements due to the waterproofing protection provided by the MESL.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1 dated Jun 74, AD-785 024.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mammitt II, G M
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AEWES-TR-S-74-8 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA71WAI-218
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM