DEVELOPMENT OF A PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. VOLUME I. AIRFIELD PAVEMENT CONDITION RATING

This report describes the development and verification of a pavement condition index (PCI) for rating the condition of jointed concrete and asphalt- or tar-surfaced airfield pavements. The PCI, which measures airfield pavement structural integrity and surface operational condition, is calculated based on measured pavement distress types, severities, and densities obtained during an inspection of the pavement. Volume II of this report presents distress types, descriptions, severity levels, and measurement criteria for use in performing the pavement inspections. The PCI has been field tested and validated through the assistance of many airfield pavement engineers at nine airfields (over 100 pavements) located in widely different environments and subjected to different traffic conditions. Field tests indicated that the computed PCI compares well with the mean rating of experienced pavement engineers. The PCI was found to be much more consistent than the individual subjective ratings, since it is based on measured distress data. Preliminary guidelines for determining maintenance and repair needs based on the PCI are also presented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  USA  61820
  • Authors:
    • Shahin, M Y
    • Darter, M I
    • Kohn, S D
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 223 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TR-C-76-Vol 1 Final Rpt., AFCEC-TR-76-27-Vol-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM