What’s New

APSDS 5.0 now released!

A brief summary of the new features is given here.

New calibration for APSDS 5.0

With this new calibration, pavement thicknesses determined by APSDS 5.0 are significantly less than those obtained using our previous calibration and the FAA design software, FAARFIELD.

Click here for more details and sample designs for A380-800, B747-400 and B777-300 aircraft.

CIRCLY, APSDS and HIPAVE Workshops – 2017

The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) will be presenting the following Short Courses/Workshops this year:

Mechanistic Pavement Design – CIRCLY

This one day course provides delegates with an understanding of the theoretical basis of mechanistic pavement design methods and is a hands-on course with each student having access to a PC. The course is offered as a single day for those who are well versed and practiced in pavement design, or who have completed any of the past CPEE two day Pavement Design courses, or for those who are attending the current Pavement Design – Principles & Practice 2 day course in 2017.
The course provides an introduction to flexible pavement design models using CIRCLY 6.0 focusing on the Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology – Part 2: Pavement Structural Design (AGPT02-12).
The workshop will also include an introduction to heavy duty pavement design for container terminals and airports.

Course brochure.

Heavy Duty Pavement Design Workshop (HIPAVE / APSDS) <<< to be scheduled for 2017 – Register your details below >>>

This one day course focuses on computer aided design of heavy duty flexible pavements using HIPAVE and APSDS (Airport Pavement Structural Design System).The emphasis is on pavements subjected to the extremely heavy wheel loads associated with airports and freight handling vehicles in industrial facilities, such as intermodal container terminals. This is a hands-on workshop with each student having their own PC.

These courses are recognized by Engineers Australia for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

2017 Workshop Calendar

31st Oct 2017

Flexible Pavement Design – Principles & Practices – Brisbane

 
2nd Nov 2017

Mechanistic Pavement Design – CIRCLY – Brisbane

 

Note: The CIRCLY and Heavy Duty Pavement Design Workshops are “hands-on” experiences with each student having their own PC – so 16 places only.

Additional Pavement related short courses are offered through The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association’s (AAPA) Training Centre. A full list of the courses on offer can be found on the AAPA website.

Register your details below if you are interested in attending a Workshop and would like to be notified when further details are available.

New fifth runway at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol now open

Schipol 5th Runway

Schiphol is the world’s fourth busiest International Airport.

APSDS was used for the design of the new fifth runway. Total project cost is estimated to be €340 million.  Construction commenced in early 2002 and opened for operation on 20 February 2003.

The project presented many challenges to the designers. Loading included all current wide-body aircraft and future New Large Aircraft.

For further details on how APSDS was used for the pavement design, read Dr. Arian de Bondt’s article.

For more general background on the project, see the Airport Technology article.