- Volume 2 Issue 3
Periodical evaluations of the airfield pavement are necessary to provide the ability for the existing pavement to support the increasing volume of air traffic. Also, the evaluation of the existing Pavement condition is necessary for the decision of the maintenance strategy. For this reason, airport pavements in Korea have been evaluated every five years currently. It was known, however, that the current pavement evaluation methodology was not logical and practical. The purpose of this study is to compare the current pavement evaluation method with design chart to the mechanistic approach used in other advanced countries. As a result of this study the mechanistic approach is found to be more logical than the current method.