ASSESSMENT OF PAVEMENT CONDITION OF GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS IN KANSAS

The major objective of this research was to assess the pavement condition of the General Aviation (GA) airport runways in Kansas. This study was also intended to form the basis for a pavement management system (PMS) for these airports. The survey shows that approximately 26% of the GA airport runway sections surveyed are in poor to failed condition. The pavement deterioration model developed for these sections indicates that by June 1997 this percentage will increase to about 33%. The network maintenance report developed in this study shows that the fifteen airports under this study are in need of approximately $800,000 for repairs as of June 1995 in order to keep the average condition of these airports rated as "good". In this pilot study, 16 out of 116 paved runways were surveyed for a PMS for the GA airports in Kansas. This study indicates that a full-scale PMS based on MicroPAVER (a microcomputer-based PMS developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) for GA airports in Kansas is feasible. In order to develop a working PMS for the whole network in Kansas, it is recommended that as a minimum, a 30% sample, or 20 more paved runways, be surveyed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 157 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: K-TRAN: KSU-95-2, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: C-737
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM