The report identifies the rationale for the Federal Aviation Administration requirement concerning the compaction of bituminous airport pavements (98 percent minimum of Marshall density) and outlines the mix design and construction factors directly affecting pavement compactibility. Information on the practices and problems associated with field compaction was gathered from interviews with cognizant field staff and notable experts, laboratory and field records of recently constructed airport pavements and from experimental and analytical research efforts by several agencies. The findings are that the requirement is justifiable on the basis of expected pavement strength and durability; and that if certain design, construction and testing procedures are not within strict limits difficulty or failure to achieve adequate compaction will result. Recommendations are made that will assure and facilitate the attainment of high quality pavements. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report may be helpful to those interested in the design of pavements for cargo terminals.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • McLaughlin, A L
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-42 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM