Analyses of airport pavement rutting trends in FAA's NAPTF construction cycle 5 pavement test sections

Priyanka Sarker, Erol Tutumluer, Navneet Garg

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from an ongoing research study focused on the permanent deformation behavior of full-scale airport pavements investigated through accelerated pavement testing at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Airport Pavement Testing Facility (NAPTF) located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Six instrumented airfield pavement sections built with two different subbase materials and tested under various landing gear configurations were selected from NAPTF Construction Cycle 5 (CC5) test section database and an in-depth analysis of the rutting performance due to the use of different subbase materials was conducted. Different pavement deformation trends were observed due to the effects of load wander, landing gear configurations, gear/wheel load magnitudes and sequences, and trafficking direction. In addition, deflections measured using the installed multi-depth deflectometer (MDD) gages were analyzed to determine that most of the surface rutting had occurred due to permanent deformations observed in the granular base and subbase layers. The airfield pavement rutting trends explained in this paper help to establish a better understanding of granular layer rutting damage mechanisms which will eventually result in safer designs and improved performance predictions of airport pavements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAirfield and Highway Pavements 2019
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019
EditorsImad L. Al-Qadi, Hasan Ozer, Andreas Loizos, Scott Murrell
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages407-417
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482476
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventInternational Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2019Jul 24 2019

Publication series

NameAirfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period7/21/197/24/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Sarker, P., Tutumluer, E., & Garg, N. (2019). Analyses of airport pavement rutting trends in FAA's NAPTF construction cycle 5 pavement test sections. In I. L. Al-Qadi, H. Ozer, A. Loizos, & S. Murrell (Eds.), Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019 (pp. 407-417). (Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2019). American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482476.040