Accession Number : ADA019144

Title :   Field Test of Standard Bomb Damage Repair Techniques for Pavements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Hokanson,Lawrence D. ; Rollings,Raymond S. , Jr

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : The repair of bomb damage runways (BDR) is a paramount problem in the event of sudden warfare. Air Force Regulation 93-2 specified a repair procedure designed to repair 3 750 pound bomb craters in 4 hours. This repair procedure was tested to determine its capabilities in adverse conditions and to find methods of optimizing the procedure and thus reducing the total repair time. Two tests were run using 750 pound bombs, and one test was run using 15 pound charges. Conditions of wet subgrade, adverse weather, and nighttime accomplishment were reproduced. It was determined that the repair procedure is adequate under adverse conditions for the threat defined above. The repair is not adequate for other threats, such as small penetrating weapons and large penetrators. Changes in procedure and equipment, along with more realistic and rigorous training, are required to insure the 4 hour capability. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Runways, *Bomb damage, Soil mechanics, Weather, Night, Operational readiness, Repair

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE