Accession Number : AD0854501

Title :   Rapid Site Preparation Techniques. Prevention of Soil Erosion on an Earth-Filled Aircraft Shelter.

Descriptive Note : Special interim rept. 8 Mar-20 Mar 68,

Corporate Author : LTV AEROSPACE CORP DALLAS TX VOUGHT AERONAUTICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Doughty, Leon E., Jr

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : A lightweight, low cost, long life erosion resistant cover for protecting the earth fill over a steel aircraft shelter was successfully demonstrated. The materials used were a composite fiber glass mat and a fire retardant polyester resin. The selected system weighs 3.9 pounds per square yard and costs $1.59 per square yard. A test area 12 feet by 80 feet on a prototype shelter was constructed over four feet of earth fill in approximately one half hour or a rate of about 2000 square feet per hour. The application equipment, which was developed for preparing VTOL aircraft landing and take-off sites, was used by adding a 90 foot hose and hand held spray gun. Recommendation is made for development of a small 1000 pound unit for operational use. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT, SHELTERS), (*SOILS, STABILITY), EROSION, WEATHERPROOFING, GLASS TEXTILES, WEAR RESISTANCE, EROSION, SOILS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, FIRE RESISTANT COATINGS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COSTS, WEIGHT.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE