Accession Number : ADD011325

Title :   System for Rapid Repair of Damaged Airfield Runways.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Springston,P S

Report Date : 13 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A membrane of fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin is used as a trafficable cover over a compacted backfilled crater and crushed stone base to impart strength to the repair and prevent foreign object damage to aircraft. The membrane cover is usually prefabricated from several fiberglass matting layers of chopped fiberglass strands chemically bonded to woven fiberglass roving and impregnated with a polyester resin; an anchoring system consisting of holes along the cover perimeter and torque set rock bolts are used in conjunction with special steel bushings to secure the cover to airfield pavement surrounding the crater.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Runways, *Cratering, *Repair, *Fiber reinforced composites, *Glass reinforced plastics, Membranes, Fiberglass, Bomb damage, Mats, Coverings, Anchors, Pavements

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE