Runway Pavement Design of a proposed Airport with the use of FAARFIELD Software
Amandeep Singh B. Bhalla1, Amit A. Vankar2, L. B. Zala3

1Amandeep Singh Bhalla, PG student, B.V.M Engineering College, V. V. Nagar, India.
2Amit A. Vankar, Assistant Professor, B.V.M Engineering College, V.V. Nagar, India.
3Dr. L.B. Zala, Head of Civil Engg. Department, B.V.M Engineering College, V.V. Nagar, India.
Manuscript received on May 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on May 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on May 15, 2013. | PP: 44-49 | Volume-1 Issue-6, May 2013. | Retrieval Number: F0302051613/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Fedara International Airport is a proposed international airport near Fedara in Gujarat state in India. This airport will be proposed in India with a total area of 7,500 hectares (85 km from Ahmedabad). The need for a new international airport was felt because of rising international passenger traffic at the existing airport at Hansol, which despite a new world-class international terminal, is expected to face expansion constraints in the future. In general, the soil type in the Fedara is fine (shrinkage and swelling characteristics) calcareous and mostly saline. Generally, construction of rigid structures on such soils is not deemed feasible. Even in the case of flexible structures, though the settlements occur uniformly, such heavy settlements are not permissible. The need for improving ground conditions prior to commencement in construction activity is extremely critical. The aim behind this paper is to evaluate the flexible pavement thickness analysis by testing subgrade soil using FAARFIELD software.
Keywords: Dholera Special Investment Region, FAARFIELD, Runway Pavement Design, Soil Subgrade Improvement