Document Type

Article

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Published Open Access

Publication Date

7-24-2017

Publication Title

Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)

Abstract

This paper discusses cracking in airport pavements as studied in Construction Cycle 6 of testing carried out at the National Airport Pavement Testing Facility by the Federal Aviation Administration. Pavements of three different flexural strengths as well as two different subgrades, a soft bituminous layer and a more rigid layer known as econocrete, were tested. In addition to this, cracking near two types of isolated transition joints, a reinforced edge joint and a thickened edge joint, was considered. The pavement sections were tested using a moving load simulating that of an aircraft. It has been determined that the degree of cracking was reduced as the flexural strength of the pavement was increased and that fewer cracks formed over the econocrete base than over the bituminous base. In addition, the thickened edge transition joint was more effective in preventing cracking at the edges compared to the reinforced edge joint.

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This is an Open Access article published by Elsevier B.V. under a Creative Commons license, on behalf of the copyright owner, Periodical Offices of Chang'an University.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Published Citation

Mehta, Y., Cleary, D., & Ali, A. (2017). Field Cracking Performance of Rigid Pavements, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering 4(4), 380-387.

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