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Title: Advanced construction procedures : confined bases for airport pavements
Authors: United States. Federal Aviation Administration.
North Carolina State University. Department of Civil Engineering.
Potter, John C.
Lambe, Philip C.
Keywords: Airfields
Airfield pavement
Confined base
Elastic layer analysis
Pavement design
Sand grids
Soil confinement system
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-87-3.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Airports for light aircraft must often be built in areas where base course material is inadequate or economically unavailable . Sand grids may pr ovide an economical solution in these cases. Previous work with sand grids has identified optimum grid-cell geometry based on ultimate bearing capacity. Past observations also suggest the nature of sand-grid behavior for small stresses and strains. From these, a model was formulated for analyzing the performance of sand grids in pavement systems and spot-checked using field data from a full-scale, accelerated-traffic sand-grid test section.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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