Airfield Pavement Construction: Slipform Paving Method
Final rept. Jul 1971-Jun 1973
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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This report presents the results of a study conducted to evaluate the use of slipform paving equipment for the construction of airfield pavements. Nine construction projects were observed and smoothness measurements made on eight of these projects. Currently used equipment and construction practices are presented and analyzed problem areas and corrective measures are discussed. Results from the smoothness measurements are presented and considered in terms of current construction requirements and the effect of the surface smoothness on the functional performance of the pavement. Although the elimination of fixed side forms is the most appealing feature of the slipform method, it also causes the most complications.
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