PERFORMANCE OF CONCRETE PAVEMENTS SUBJECTED TO WIDE-BODY JET AIRCRAFT LOADINGS

During the period 1969 through 1973, three full-scale test tracks were subjected to accelerated traffic with load carts simulating the main landing gear configurations on wide-bodied jet aircraft. The performance studies included plain concrete, fibrous concrete, various construction joint systems, insulating materials, and several base or subbase types including a membrane encased soil layer. Results indicate the need for giving greater considerations to deflections and selection of joint type, use of filter courses or stabilized layers to improve performance on low-strength foundations, feasibility of strengthening existing keyed construction joints, and initial data on the improved performance of fibrous concrete as a paving material.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the American Concrete Institute Annual Meeting: Roadways and Airport Pavements, San Francisco, California, March 30-April 5, 1974. This report may be helpful to those interested in the design of pavements for cargo terminals.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  USA  48219
  • Authors:
    • Hutchinson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00165224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper SP 51-8 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM