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Title: Pavement response to aircraft dynamic loads. Volume I, Instrumentation systems and testing program
Authors: United States. Federal Aviation Administration. Systems Research and Development Service
Horn, Walter J.
Ledbetter, R. (Richard)
Keywords: Aircraft dynamic loads
Flexible pavement
Pavement instrumentation responses
Rigid pavement
Runway pavements
Live loads
Publisher: Soils and Pavements Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report describes a study designed to determine the relationship between airport runway pavement responses to static and dynamic aircraft loads. Two series of tests were conducted, one during cold weather and the other during warm weather, at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center Airport, Atlantic City, N.J. Both a flexible and a rigid pavement runway were instrumented to measure and record pavement responses to aircraft loads. Aircraft were instrumented for both series to measure the aircraft wheel loads transmitted to the pavement structures during normal aircraft operations. A common time code signal recorded along with the pavement response and aircraft load data provided the means for correlating the two types of data. Data were collected for the following basic aircraft modes of operation: static loading; creep-, low-, medium-, and high-speed taxi; high-speed braking; takeoff rotation; touchdown; high-speed braking with reverse thrust; and turning. This volume contains descriptions of the instrumentation systems and the program for testing. Volume II with Appendixes A and B contains the data reduction and analyses along with the resulting conclusions and recommendations for both the cold and the warm weather tests. Volume III is a summary of the entire study.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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