Accession Number : AD0834328

Title :   RAPID REPAIR OF BOMB DAMAGED RUNWAYS BY UNIQUE CHEMICAL MEANS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Oct 64-3 Sep 65,

Corporate Author : RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC SIOUX FALLS SD

Personal Author(s) : Peasley, John A.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 296

Abstract : A study was made of chemical quick setting materials to evaluate the performance of the promising compositions for repair of a bomb damaged runway. A single wheel rolling test trailer was fabricated to test surfacing material and sub-base construction. A three (3) inch layer of wire reinforced polyester bonded rock was tested sucessfully on a 10 x 10 foot site at Eglin Air Force Base with a 28,000 pound load supported by an aircraft wheel 31 x 11:50, 272 psi tire. Special equipment to make full scale applications in the minimum time will be required. Polyester resins appear to show the most promise because of the greater latitude in curing condition. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RUNWAYS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), (*CRATERING, MAINTENANCE), SIMULATION, EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT, GRAVEL, PAVEMENTS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, STEEL, WIRE, POLYESTER PLASTICS, BONDING, AGING(MATERIALS), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COMPACTING, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE