Small Aperture Testing for Airfield Pavement Evaluation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The high intensity of aircraft operations on most military airfields prohibits the closing of runways and other pavement facilities in order to measure the physical properties of the pavement necessary to evaluate its load-carrying capability. Also, the introduction of multiple-wheel heavy gear load aircraft coupled with an ever increasing number of aircraft operations has emphasized the need to know the load-carrying capability of pavement structures and to anticipate future pavement performance. The objective of this study was to develop techniques for determination of the required pavement properties that can be used with a minimum of pavement destruction and interference with aircraft operations.
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