Field cracking performance of airfield rigid pavements

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Abstract

This paper discusses cracking in airport pavements as studied in Construction Cycle 6 of testing carried out at the National Airport Pavement Testing Facility by the Federal Aviation Administration. Pavements of three different flexural strengths as well as two different subgrades, a soft bituminous layer and a more rigid layer known as econocrete, were tested. In addition to this, cracking near two types of isolated transition joints, a reinforced edge joint and a thickened edge joint, was considered. The pavement sections were tested using a moving load simulating that of an aircraft. It has been determined that the degree of cracking was reduced as the flexural strength of the pavement was increased and that fewer cracks formed over the econocrete base than over the bituminous base. In addition, the thickened edge transition joint was more effective in preventing cracking at the edges compared to the reinforced edge joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-387
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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