Accession Number : AD0735913

Title :   Investigation of Expedient Ground Surfacing with a Glass Fiber-Resin Mixture by a Spray-Deposition Technique,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Turner,Robert

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The purpose of the investigation was to establish capabilities and limitations of the spray-deposition technique using the fiber-resin mixture in providing expedient ground surfacing for military usage. The investigation consisted of preparing small test areas and subjecting them to traffic of a 50,000-lb single-wheel load having 200-psi tire inflation pressure. Three types of systems were tried: A sandwich-type structure was prepared consisting of two reinforced-plastic facings and a balsa core; Grooves were preformed in the subgrade and reinforced plastic was sprayed over the ribbed configurations; and Reinforced plastic was sprayed on the surface of the subgrade to form a flat sheet. The results and recommendations are presented.

Descriptors :   (*PAVEMENTS, *REINFORCED PLASTICS), LANDING FIELDS, SPRAYS, GLASS TEXTILES, LAMINATED PLASTICS, TEST METHODS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, SOILS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE