Lateral Distribution of Aircraft Traffic
Final rept. Jun 1970-Jul 1971
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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In the development of pavement design and evaluation criteria for aircraft with complex gear configurations C-5A, B-747, etc., it has been revealed that current procedures for relating aircraft operations passes to pavement coverages stress andor deflection repetitions are cumbersome and inaccurate. The procedure for converting aircraft passes to pavement coverage has been reexamined by developing theoretical normal traffic distribution curves and fitting these curves to the limited number of actual traffic distribution curves available for four aircraft B-47, B-52, KC-97, and KC-135. In this manner, more realistic pass-to-coverage pc ratios have been developed for most currently used military and civil aircraft. The revised pc ratios are presented and are recommended for use in pavement design and evaluation criteria.
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