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Continuously Reinforced. A pavement constructed without contraction
joints that uses reinforcing steel to maintain structural integrity across contraction cracks
that form in the pavement.
Fibrous Concrete Pavement. A rigid pavement strengthened with
randomly mixed short, small cross section steel fibers. Use of fibrous concrete is
prohibited by the Navy.
Prestressed Concrete Pavement. A rigid pavement that has been
strengthened by steel tendons that apply a significant horizontal compressive stress
during and after construction.
Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement. Concrete pavement constructed
by lay down and compaction of a no-slump concrete mixture using equipment similar to
that used in construction of asphalt concrete pavement.
Pavement Use Criteria
Limit asphalt pavement to areas not subject to fuel or oil spillage, severe
jet blast, channelized heavy traffic, or parked aircraft.
HMA pavements are usually satisfactory for the following areas:
Class A airfields except aprons
Class B runway interiors
Class B secondary taxiways
Paved portions of overruns
Other areas not required to have rigid pavements
Rigid pavements are to be used in areas subject to fuel or oil spillage,
severe jet blast, parked aircraft, and channelized heavy traffic.
Rigid pavements are required for the following uses:
All aircraft/helicopter parking areas
Hangar access aprons (optional for Air Force)
Class B runways: