Accession Number:

AD0741368

Title:

Application of Model Theory to Design and Evaluation of Airfield Pavement,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Model-to-prototype similitude requirements were developed in the study for unsurfaced, landing-mat-surfaced, and conventional flexible and rigid pavement structures for airfields. An extensive literature search of model studies was first conducted. The general concept of dimensional analysis in the area of pavement systems was then introduced, followed by identification of important variables, development of pi terms, and formulation of similitude requirements for true and distorted models. A compensated model that distorts one or more design conditions in such a manner that the distortion is compensated is proposed for pavement systems. Other uses of model facilities are also discussed herein. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE