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Performance of Recycled Asphalt Concrete Airfield Pavement Surfaces

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Technical Report,01 Aug 1983,01 May 1986

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Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory Port Hueneme United States

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The objective of this research was to make an assessment of the relative performance of recycled versus new asphalt concrete pavement surfaces constructed for airfield facilities. To make this assessment, pavement condition index PCI surveys and tests on core samples from the hot-mix recycled pavements located on the airports at Needles, California, and Valley City, North Dakota were conducted. Both pavements have a condition rating of very good. The survey and test data were compared with those for recycled highway and virgin material Navy airfield pavements. The recycled pavement at Needles is performing as good as those Navy pavements constructed with virgin material. The recycled pavement at Valley City has a higher deterioration rate than the Navy pavements but this could be attributed to the harsh climate found in North Dakota. The results of this study show that hot-mix recycling was successful at these airports but additional studies are required to determine the applicability of Asphalt Concrete AC recycling for reconstruction at all airfields.

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  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Civil Engineering

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