Three Federal Aviation Administration reports on the use of prestressed, steel fibrous, and continuously reinforced concrete for airport pavements are summarized. The technical literature describing the construction, testing, and performance of pretressed concrete was reviewed, and the design criteria that have been best validated by experimental evidence selected. A design procedure based on the selected criteria was formulated, the recommended construction procedures described, and load-deflection measurements made on an instrumented highway test road at Dulles International Airport in Virginia to further develop or verify the design criteria. Four full-scale test sections of steel fibrous concrete were constructed and tested under controlled, accelerated traffic conditions, two field placements of this material were planned and constructed, and the efforts of other agencies with this material were monitored. A field study of a continuously reinforced concrete pavement at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago was made. This study involved (a) evaluation of existing pavements and overlays, (b) synthesis of data and methods for design of these pavements, (c) formulation of design procedures and construction specifications, (d) collections of response and performance data for an actual pavement subjected to actual aircraft loadings, and finally, (e) the development of a design procedure that can be implemented now and is compatible with Federal Aviation Administration procedures for other types of pavement. /Author/

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  • Pagination: pp 46-53
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  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM