Accession Number:

ADA181596

Title:

Development of Mechanistic Flexible Pavement Design Concepts for the Heavyweight F-15 Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 83-May 86,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA NEWMARK CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

228.0

Abstract:

This technical report describes a mechanistic method proposed for design of flexible airfield pavements. The report reviews the CBR Flexible Airfield Pavements Design currently used by DOD and the FAA. Then follows a description of the ILLIPAVE finite element computer model and pavement performance transfer functions developed using ILLIPAVE. Actual test data using aircraft-sized loads was used to correlate the constants used in the computer model. The proposed method was then used to design a flexible pavement to support a heavyweight F-15 30,600 lb SWL, 355 psi. Finally, the subsequent design is compared to the design resulting from the CBR method. Keywords Computer applications, Jet fighters, Air Force operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE