Accession Number : AD0850164

Title :   Military Potential Test of Dust Control Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 68-Jan 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMOR AND ENGINEER BOARD FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Murdock, Lloyd W. ; Faggion, A. J., Jr

Report Date : 28 FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The test objective was to determine if the test items have military potential for controlling dust in support of airfield, heliport and roadway operations. Testing was performed in a desert climate with one type of soil condition, consisting mainly of emplacing three dust materials, at different concentrations, on airfield shoulders, heliports, and roadways, using three different distributors. Treated areas were fiber glass reinforced and anchored as specified. Over 170,000 pounds of material were dispensed at different concentrations with 5,161 pounds of fiber glass layed as reinforcing base. The treated areas were then subjected to prop and rotor wash, vehicle traffic, and the elements. Test results proved that while all nonreinforced treated areas received some damage, Code C material, even though the most difficult to dispense, has military potential for controlling dust for airfield shoulders. All three materials have military potential when reinforced with fiber glass. The Code F and Pneumatic Distributors, with certain modifications, have potential as distributors of materials. It was concluded that the following items have sufficient military potential to justify further testing; nonreinforced Code C Material for airfield shoulders only, reinforced Code A, B, and C Materials for all conditions, Code F and Pneumatic Distributors, and disc-type anchors.

Descriptors :   (*DUST, CONTROL), (*ROADS, DUST), (*LANDING FIELDS, DUST), (*HELIPORTS, DUST), GLASS TEXTILES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MATERIALS, ADHESIVES, VINYL PLASTICS, ACETATES, PLASTICIZERS, RUBBER, SAFETY, SOILS, TEMPERATURE, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, TRAFFICABILITY, THICKNESS, FILMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SPRAY NOZZLES, COATINGS.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE