Aircraft ride quality simulation technology has evolved over recent years. Briefly, ride quality simulations typically predict aircraft response to a pavement profile. With accelerations identified, the user can then realize what the aircraft (structure, and contents) endure when performing an operation such as a takeoff or landing from a pavement profile. It is dynamic loading on the pavement that can eventually weaken its structural integrity and cause it to fail prematurely. The paper demonstrates the effect of dynamic loading on both a smooth pavement profile and for a pavement profile with known roughness. The dynamic loading values can then be integrated into a linear elastic model for a typical flexible pavement and a plate model for a PCC airport pavement to determine the detrimental effect of dynamic loading on the pavement's structural life. For the covering abstract see ITRD E118503.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 345-54
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00963803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5809-398-0
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM