Design techniques for both flexible and rigid airfield pavements are described, methods of evaluating existing pavements are analyzed, and recommendations relating to maintenance are outlined. Three design classifications (design for a given aircraft; design for a Load Classification Number - LCW; and design for a Load Classification Group - LCG) are considered, and the importance of the principles of Equivalent Single Wheel Load (ESWL) is emphasized. The calculation of effective depth for pavement thickness is detailed, and the classification of traffic use areas and the selection of design loadings are discussed. Design over expansive soils is considered. CBR design procedure for flexible pavements, base materials, subgrade and fill material, roadbed treatment and surfacing are detailed. The MRRT design procedure for rigid pavements, subbase for concrete pavements, concrete quality, slab layout, and joint design are also detailed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Roads and Road Traffic, Rhodesia

    Central Laboratory, Marbelreign
    Salisbury, ZZ Rhodesia   
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM