“All of the research done at this facility will benefit aviation for years to come,’‘ said Eduardo Angeles, associate administrator for the airports for the administration.
The $4.2 million simulator is 129-feet long and weighs 240,000 pounds.
“You want to learn about the pavement’s behavior in a short period of time,” said Navneet Garg, project manager for the pavement section of the administration. “We are trying to show 20 years of force in a short period of time.”
The new center will enable the administration to research environmentally-friendly airport pavement materials such as warm-mix and recycled asphalt pavements. The goal of the administration is to expand the use of “greener” materials, and pavement materials that can be modified to enhance pavement durability, workability and strength.
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