- Volume 6 Issue 3 Serial No. 21
There are two methods in estimating the remaining life of in-service airfield concrete pavement. They are a method simply using the past accumulated traffic and a method using the theoretical mechanistic analysis. Since the former method is somewhat far from the actual condition, the latter method is widely used by most engineers and researchers. The most essential component of the latter method is the fatigue model of the concrete slab. A fatigue model for airfield concrete pavement is developed in this study by a series of fatigue tests using 30 concrete cylinder specimens obtained from a 10 year old in-service airfield concrete slab. Strengths for the stress ratio calculation were obtained from the split tensile test of the cores sliced. Fatigue test mode was repeated split tensile test. The R2 of developed fatigue model was 0.5. Specimens taken from another airport had been tested for validation of the model. The results showed a good fit to the model. It was also found that the fatigue life predicted from the model was a tittle greater when the stress ratio is greater than 80 percent than other fatigue models developed earlier in America.