Rating the aircraft load and reporting the bearing capacity of rigid airport pavements

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dc.contributor.author Loizos, A en
dc.contributor.author Charonitis, G en
dc.contributor.author Katsoulas, P en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:25:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:25:03Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 1468-0629 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/17518
dc.subject ACN-PCN en
dc.subject Airport pavements en
dc.subject Bearing capacity en
dc.subject Load rating en
dc.subject Pavement classification en
dc.subject Strength reporting en
dc.subject.classification Construction & Building Technology en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Civil en
dc.subject.classification Materials Science, Multidisciplinary en
dc.title Rating the aircraft load and reporting the bearing capacity of rigid airport pavements en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.3166/rmpd.7.349-367 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.3166/rmpd.7.349-367 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2006 en
heal.abstract Successful management of airport pavements presumes the existence of a suitable procedure for the structural classification and the continuous monitoring of their bearing capacity. According to the modern trend, it is necessary to utilise a pavement to the maximum extend without risking not only the safety of the flights but also the cost of economic penalties which might arise from busy airports' closures for extensive repairs. Practical applications have shown that the worldwide used classification procedure, the ACN-PCN of ICAO, is inadequate for this; consequently an alternative proposal is introduced and presented in this paper aiming to provide the basis of a methodology for classifying rigid airport pavements and checking their structural adequacy. Investigation of the proposed approach showed that it can be more effective than ACN-PCN since it is compatible with the majority of methods currently used for airport pavement design, evaluation and maintenance. Preliminary application using field data indicates that the proposed approach has several advantages and can be a useful tool for pavement managers and engineers. en
heal.publisher LAVOISIER en
heal.journalName Road Materials and Pavement Design en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3166/rmpd.7.349-367 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000240077400005 en
dc.identifier.volume 7 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 349 en
dc.identifier.epage 367 en

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