Accession Number : AD0784870

Title :   Evaluation of Construction Techniques for New Antihydroplaning Overlays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 73-Feb 74,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ERIC H WANG CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Hargett,Emil R.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Runway surfaces that will prevent hydroplaning of highspeed jet aircraft during wet weather operations have become a primary requisite for airfields operated by the Air Force and the civilian aviation community. This report describes the materials, construction techniques, and results obtained from a program of field testing addressed to the need for antihydroplaning surfaces. The materials selected for field testing consisted of friction-textured asphalt slurry, Palmer-Pavetread, porous asphalt cold mix, porous asphalt hot mix with latex rubber, and a porous aggregate structure with a resinous binder (Bondate). The construction of test surfaces from these materials, with the exception of Bondate, are described. Special emphasis is given to the construction techniques and construction problems associated with the use of the new materials. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Airports, *Pavements, *Landing fields, Asphalt, Traction, Friction, Porous materials, Synthetic rubber

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE