Airfield Pavement Evaluation: Sucre and Potosi Airfields, Bolivia
AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND SERVICES CENTER TYNDALL AFB FL
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The purposes of these modified destructive airfield pavement evaluations were to establish physical property data, determine pavement load carrying capabilities, and identify any existing or potential pavement distresses. Pavement conditions at Potosi extend from very good to failed with the majority of the runway in very good condition. The primary reason for the runway condition is the limited amount and type of aircraft that use the airfield. Although runway conditions do not indicate structural overloading, most of the runway is not strong enough to support C-130 operations. Load carrying capabilities of the apron and access taxiways are also limited. Recommend the runway and adjoining pavements be structurally enhanced. Pavement conditions at Sucre are very good, or better. Distresses are limited to isolated low severity longitudinal, transverse and map cracks. Joint sealant is, generally, in good condition. The apparent distresses have been well-maintained. No significant load limitations exist on the airfield.
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