PCN Testing at Ras Al Khaima International Airport (Taiway Lima and Taxiway Papa - Pavement Evaluation)

Name of associated firm :
Project Location within Country:
Jebel Ali, Dubai
Start Date:
January 2010
Completion Date:
February 2010

Project Description

Engineering Consultants International Limited (ECIL) was appointed to determine the airfield pavement rating in terms of PCN.  In order to simulate the aircraft load at the associated Taxiways non-destructive deflection testing was carried out using Heavy Falling Weight Deflectometer equipment. In addition to determining the PCN of rigid part of the pavement joint quality was also assessed and the pavement rating system was established in compliance with the requirements.



ECIL provided the following services to the client:

Non-Destructive Testing:

  1. Detailed visual condition survey to establish PCI (Pavement Condition Index)

  2. Non-Destructive Testing using Heavy Falling Weight Deflectometer (HFWD) Kuab 240

  3. Analyse and Evaluate the Deflection Data

Destructive Testing:

  1. Conducted detailed Destructive Testing Program encompassing following:

  • Extraction Representative Core Section

  • Soil Investigations



ECIL conducted the detailed testing/analysis and have utilized all the available information (soil and pavement data) for the determination of PCN of the associated Taxiways. The report comprised of the detailed elaboration on the adopted method and exhausted procedures which have been undertaken in establishing the airfields pavement rating. The other components of the report were the detailing of the various project activities, results of field investigations and conclusions drawn from the study.