Airfield Pavement Management Framework Using Advanced Modeling Techniques

Airport authorities constantly collect pavement condition data and utilize life-cycle cost analysis to select construction and maintenance alternatives. The current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5380-7B recommends using pavement condition index (PCI) to assess airfield pavement condition for planning of maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) treatments. It is well-recognized that structural and functional performance of airfield pavement may deteriorate differently, and hence, two pavement sections with the same PCI may have different deteriorations and need different M&R treatments. As such, the structural condition index (SCI) and foreign object damage (FOD) should be considered along with the PCI to help airport authorities determine the time and type of pavement repair. This project aims to develop a comprehensive airfield pavement management framework that can predict the service life of airport key components (runway, taxiway, and apron) in terms of PCI, SCI, and FOD based on airport conditions and without the need for frequent monitoring of pavement conditions.

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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $46896
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Dhasmana, Heena

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    P.O. Box 94245, Capitol Station
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dhasmana, Heena

  • Start Date: 20220401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01842807
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2022 10:01AM