Main Conference: 29-30 November, 2016

Greg White


Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering – University of the Sunshine
Director – Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists


13:00 Translating Aircraft Performance Parameters and Traffic Volume into Actionable Pavement Management Strategies

Aircraft are a key variable in the strength and longevity of airfield pavements. Not only does the size of new-generation aircraft impact pavement resilience, more complex aircraft configuration with higher individual wheel loads also effect airfield pavement integrity. This workshop will analyze how aircraft type and frequency affect runway pavement and how to mitigate distress through strategic planning, pavement management and maintenance.
  • Assessing new-generation aircraft such as the Airbus A350, and their effect on pavement deterioration
  • Analyzing asphalt, concrete and new pavement materials and their resilience to aircraft volume by understanding holistic pavement deterioration factors such as total thickness and surface friction resistance
  • Developing a maintenance strategy based on expected aircraft frequency and balancing ACN-PCN concessions to avoid excessive overload
  • Understanding the relationship between tyre pressure, aircraft load and runway surfaces: are asphalt surfaces feasible when dealing with new generation aircraft?
About Your Workshop Leader:
Dr. Greg White is Associate Professor of Pavement Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast, near Brisbane Australia, as well as Director of Airport Pavement Engineering Specialists, an independent consultancy providing high level and specialised advice to the airport industry. Previously Greg worked as Technical Manager for airport projects at one of Australia’s leading asphalt surfacing and construction contractors, and as a Principal Airport and Pavement Engineer with a number of Australia’s largest consulting firms. Greg’s interests extend to all aspects of airport pavement design, construction, management, evaluation and maintenance, particularly the incorporation of new and innovative technology and practice into real life projects, for the benefit of airport owners. As well as his PhD, Greg holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and four Masters degrees, all earned in the pavement engineering and airport pavement disciplines.

13:30 Affecting Airfield Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation in Operational Environments

  • Optimizing the use of surface enrichment or rejuvenation treatments to improve bitumen malleability
  • Determining the best application rate for enrichment or rejuvenation treatments
  • Optimizing time-sensitive runway repair: Assessing specialized materials such as rapid-set concrete, warm mix asphalt and foamed bitumen base
  • Minimizing the impact of operations on airside works, as well as airside works on airport operations

13:30 Quantifying the Effects of Aircraft Performance Parameters and Traffic Volume on Pavement Deterioration

  • Assessing how aircraft traffic volumes affect pavement deterioration: real effects vs modeled estimations
  • The rutting, wear and static load implications of airport critical aircraft on runway durability: landing gear configurations, wheel and axle loads and tyre pressures
  • Optimizing ACN-PCN evaluations when dealing with non-uniform, higher tyre load and pressure on pavements and their impact resistance: bridging inconsistencies between pavement ratings and design derived from different analysis methods



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