Accession Number:

ADA080430

Title:

Acceptance Criteria for Bituminous Surface Course on Civil Airport Pavements.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION INST UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

Research was undertaken to extend the use of statistically based airport pavement materials specifications that incorporate price-adjustment features. During the course of the project, data on the physical characteristics of pavement materials were collected from thirteen airport pavement construction projects. A statistical analysis of this data permitted the determination of the parameters mean and standard deviation on existing airport construction projects, and these parameters were then used to develop acceptance plans and price-adjustment factors. Operating Characteristics OC curves and curves of expected payment were used to determine the appropriate acceptance plans, which were based on the percentage of material falling within specification limits PWL. By using a continuous rather than a discrete price-adjustment schedule, it was possible to avoid the problem of large differences in payment associated with relatively small differences in quality as measured by PWL. A computer program was developed to approximate the expected payment curves associated with different continuous price-adjustment systems. This program is applicable to one-sided specification limits such as density. For properties such as air voids, which require both an upper and a lower specification limit, the OC curves were determined by computer simulation of 10,000 randomly drawn samples. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE