Research has been in progress for about 10 years to develop a compatible pavement evaluation procedure for airfields based on nondestructive tests. A successful nondestructive pavement evaluation technique will reduce the time of closure of various airfield facilities needed to conduct destructive tests required for conventional pavement evaluation. This study provides a comparison of the projected pavement life of several airfield features estimated by nondestructive and destructive pavement evaluation procedures. For aircraft and gross loads on similar pavement sections, the nondestructive evaluation procedure yields higher numbers of allowable operations as compared to that obtained by the destructive test evaluation technique at this point in the research effort. Follow-on research is planned which will cause the two evaluation procedures to yield more closely compatible numbers. (Author)

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

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Development Off

    Detachment 1 (ADTC)
    Tyndall AFB, FL  United States  32403
  • Authors:
    • Das, B M
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEEDO-TR-77-41 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM