EVALUATION OF THE STRUCTURAL CAPACITY OF TEST SECTIONS ON A NORWEGIAN AIRFIELD . THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BEARING CAPACITY OF ROADS AND AIRFIELDS. PROCEEDINGS, NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY, JULY 3-5 1990. VOLUMES 1-2

Three test sections were established at Oslo Airport Gardermoen as part of the reconstruction which took place in 1989. The main objectives of the test sections are: (a) to improve the methods for structural evaluation of airfield pavements; (b) to develop a method to predict the PCN (pavement classification number) value on the basis of FWD (falling weight deflectometer) measurements; and (c) to make a comparison of the service lifes for pavements with bituminous and lean concrete base courses. Numerous measurements have been carried out in the field during the reconstruction work as well as in the laboratory. The measurements have been used to evaluate the bearing capacity of the reconstructed airfield according to the FAA-method, the AIL-method and a theoretical method based on strain criteria for fatigue and deformation. The evaluations so far indicate that the pavement life is longer than 20 years. Additional measurements will be carried out in the future including measurements of deflections caused by different types of aircrafts. (Author/TRRL)

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    Trondheim University, Gloeshaugen
    Trondheim-NTH,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • MYRE, J
    • Munkeby, O
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00612336
  • 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