Development of Mechanistic Flexible Pavement Design Concepts for the Heavyweight F-15 Aircraft.
Final rept. Aug 83-May 86,
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA NEWMARK CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB
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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.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies