A Knowledge-Base for Rehabilitation of Airfield Concrete Pavements
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Airfield pavement knowledge captured in this research showed that knowledge-based techniques can be used to quickly select and design rehabilitation alternatives for runways, taxiways or an aprons. The AIRfield PAvement Consultant System AIRPACS uses the knowledge of planners, constructors, airfield managers and designers to solve difficult jointed plain concrete pavement JPCP design problems. This expert system focuses on aircraft safety and pavement structural capacity which are key issues for all pavement design participants. During the validation tests, AIRPACS recommendations were compared to results that were obtained using current empirical and mechanistic design procedures. The results demonstrate that the knowledge acquired and represented in AIRPACS will allow knowledgeable pavement engineers to quickly perform airport rehabilitation designs.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Civil Engineering