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(Automatic translation)

Types of flooring used in the Barcelona airport expansion

Francisco GUTIÉRREZ FERRÁNDEZ
Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos
Managing Director of the Executive Office of the Barcelona Plan. AENA (8820 Barcelona)

ABSTRACT
The article begins with a description of the composition of the airfield from Barcelona airport, the expansion and improvement works under the Master Plan, and the development of operational capacity.

Lists the types of flooring used, and, in parallel, the similarities and differences between the aeronautical tracks and roads.

Reviews the qualities of flexible and rigid pavements, and sets the employment criterion followed in locations that are most suitable. It also lists the new elements of the airfield built with one and other.

Describe the typical paved surfaces zoning basis of the frequency and intensity of loads in each.

Finally, it describes the typical constitution of the subsoil; performing a precharge embankment, instrumentation and monitoring; and the practical application of the lessons learned pave surfaces.

Keywords: flexible pavement, rigid pavement, hot asphalt mix, hydraulic concrete, cement stabilization.

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