BASIS FOR RIGID PAVEMENT DESIGN FOR MILITARY AIRFIELDS

IN 1941, THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BEGAN A RIGID PAVEMENT INVESTIGATIONAL PROGRAM TO DEVELOP CRITERIA THAT COULD BE APPLIED UNIVERSALLY FOR ALL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD BE ENCOUNTERED, BOTH IN THIS COUNTRY AND ABROAD. THE PROGRAM CONSISTED OF THEORETICAL STUDIES, SMALL SCALE MODEL STUDIES, FULL-SCALE ACCELERATED TEST TRACK AND MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES, AND CONDITION SURVEYS OF EXISTING RIGID AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS. THIS PAPER HAS BEEN ORGANIZED TO PRESENT THE VARIOUS FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE THE CURRENT DESIGN CRITERIA WITH A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF HOW THE NUMERICAL VALUES OF EACH WAS DERIVED. NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO PRESENT DETAILED RESULTS OF THE VARIOUS INVESTIGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE OR HOW THE CRITERIA HAVE BEEN REVISED PERIODICALLY TO REFLECT THESE RESULTS. HOWEVER, A LIST OF PERTINENT REFERENCES HAS BEEN INCLUDED WHICH, FOR THOSE INTERESTED, GIVE A RELATIVELY COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CRITERIA NOW USED FOR THE DESIGN OF RIGID PAVEMENTS FOR MILITARY AIRFIELDS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Misc Paper NO 5-7, 74 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio River Division Labs

    5851 Mariemont Avenue
    Cincinnatti, OH  USA  45227
  • Authors:
    • Hutchinson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1966-5

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  • Accession Number: 00205509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 8 1994 12:00AM