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Monday, September 18, 2017

FAARFIELD 1.42

FAARFIELD 1.42 is the standard thickness design software accompanying AC 150/5320-6F Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation. FAARFIELD 1.42 replaces all previous versions of FAARFIELD.

FAARFIELD 1.42 is the standard thickness design software accompanying AC 150/5320-6F Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation. FAARFIELD 1.42 replaces all previous versions of FAARFIELD. For a complete list of changes, see FAARFIELD_1_4 readme.pdf below.

    • FAARFIELD stands for FAA Rigid and Flexible Iterative Elastic Layered Design. FAARFIELD 1.42 incorporates full 3D finite element responses to aircraft loads (for new rigid pavements and rigid overlays). The 3D finite element models used for rigid pavement designs are computationally intensive and may result in long run times, depending on the computer characteristics. We would appreciate your comments concerning this program and your suggestions on how it could be improved.
    • FAARFIELD 1.42 runs on WindowsTM operating systems. Windows 7 or higher is recommended. Please follow installation instructions in the readme file.
    • Point of contact: For questions, comments or further information concerning this program, please contact Dr. David R. Brill, FAA Airport Technology R&D Branch, ANG-E262.

    Software Notes: FAARFIELD 1.42 makes use of the 3D finite element program NIKE3D originally developed by the U.S. Dept. of Energy Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This program has been modified by the FAA for pavement analysis and is distributed according to terms of a Software Agreement between the FAA and LLNL.

    Previous Versions:
    FAARFIELD_1.41 (2017-03-08)
    FAARFIELD_1.305 (2010-09-30)
    FAARFIELD_1.302 (2009-03-11) (This version is not compatible with 64-bit operating systems.)

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