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Title: Development of a structural design procedure for rigid airport pavements
Authors: United States. Federal Aviation Administration.
Parker, Frazier.
Barker, Walter R.
Gunkel, Robert C.
Odom, Eugene C.
Keywords: Airports
Airport pavements
Pavement design
Rigid pavements
Portland cement concrete
Tensile stress
Layered elastic theory
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-79-4.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The development and formulation of a design procedure for rigid airport pavements are presented. The design criteria used in the procedure are based on the tensile stress in the portland cement concrete (PCC) slab as computed by layered elastic theory and the strength of the PCC slab as measured in the flexural beam test. The criteria vere developed by the analysis of some 60 test sections. Procedures are given for the characterization of the pavement materials both by laboratory testing and by typical values and/or correlation studies. The thickness requirements as determined by the new criteria are compared with the thickness as determined by present Corps of Engineers - Federal Aviation Administration design procedures.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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