This document provides guidance in the structural evaluation of existing pavements. It incorporates recent and applied research that has resulted in improved reliability in evaluation results obtained with DoD engineering tools that address the purpose and scope of this UFC for all DoD Services.
UFC 3-260-03 presents criteria for evaluating the load-carrying capability of airfield pavements in terms of allowable traffic that a pavement can sustain for given loading conditions or the allowable load for a specified traffic mix, without producing unexpected or uncontrolled distress. It is not for use in contractor quality assurance or quality control (QA/QC). This document outlines procedures for nondestructive testing (NDT) and direct testing to gather data for use in conventional and layered elastic pavement analysis. The Pavement-Transportation Computer Assisted Structural Engineering (PCASE) application implements the pavement evaluation criteria in this document.