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)
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements, MAIREPAV 2016
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Pages222-231
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811104497
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements, MAIREPAV 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jul 27 2016Jul 29 2016

Publication series

Name8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements, MAIREPAV 2016

Other

Other8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements, MAIREPAV 2016
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period7/27/167/29/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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