MY EXPERIMENTS WITH AIRPORT PAVEMENTS . THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BEARING CAPACITY OF ROADS AND AIRFIELDS. PROCEEDINGS, NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY, JULY 3-5 1990. VOLUMES 1-2

This paper presents some experiments, observations and analyses that provide insights into the behaviour of airport pavements and suggest the use of some unusual principles of pavement design. The author considers that airport pavements have specific problems that cannot always be solved by adopting known solutions for highway pavement problems. For example, the surface requirements of runways and taxiways are stricter than those of roads. He discusses some experiments on new materials and new design and construction techniques, performed by the International Airports Authority of India; these experiments helped to identify parameters affecting pavement performance. The author suggests the following new principles, which are not often used in conventional pavement design: (1) no pervious layer should be provided above an impervious layer, and the surfacing should have a fairly open texture; (2) the permanent deformation characteristics of a subgrade are important parameters for the design of rigid pavements; (3) soil cement-stabilised base and sub-base courses should be porous to allow draining of water; (4) damping of vibrations is essential for pavements placed over fine sands. (TRRL)

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    Trondheim University, Gloeshaugen
    Trondheim-NTH,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Kulshrestha, H K
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00612332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 82-519-1033-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM