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Title: Comparative performance of structural layers in pavement systems. Volume III, Design and construction of MESL
Authors: United States. Federal Aviation Administration.
Hammitt, George M.
Keywords: Construction procedures
Design procedures
Flexible pavements
Rigid pavements
Runway pavements
Stabilized layers
Membrane-encapsulated soil layers
Publisher: Soils and Pavements Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report describes design and construction procedures for membrane-encapsulated soil layers in airport pavement systems based on analyses of results of recent tests of full-scale accelerated traffic test sections. Included are descriptions of material and equipment requirements and.recommended test methods. The procedures are applicable to both rigid and flexible airport pavement systems. Recent material developments and subsequent testing have demonstrated the structural integrity of MESL-type construction. It is believed that substantial savings can be realized using MESL's in airport pavements because of less strict material quality requirements and lower maintenance requirements due to the waterproofing protection provided by the MESL. Volume I of this report describes the conduct and results of tests of full-scale accelerated traffic test sections, and Volume II presents an analysis of the results and design and construction procedures for stabilized layers.
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