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Title: Evaluation of nontraditional airfield pavement surfaces for contingency operations
Authors: Air Force Civil Engineering Center (U.S.)
Priddy, Lucy P.
Rutland, Craig A.
Keywords: Pavement evaluation
Surface treatments
Sand asphalt
Airfield pavements
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/GSL TR ; 14-2.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: During the period November 2012 through September 2013, research was conducted at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to develop pavement evaluation guidance to improve the field performance prediction for nontraditional airfield pavements used during contingency operations. Nontraditional airfield pavements investigated included wearing surfaces comprised of sand asphalt, macadam, bituminous surface treatments, or stabilized soils/aggregates. These pavement types may be encountered during contingency operations or in remote regions where traditional airfield construction materials such as asphalt or portland cement concrete are not readily available or are too cost-, labor-, or equipment-intensive to use. This report presents a review of the literature pertaining to the mechanical properties of these nontraditional materials and the development of an interim evaluation procedure for predicting the performance of these pavement types for the C-17 and C-130 aircraft. Recommendations for improving the interim evaluation procedure through field verification tests are also presented.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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