PAVEMENT GROOVING AND TRACTION STUDIES

IN 1965 A COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM ON THE EFFECTIVENES OF RUNWAY GROOVING AS A MEANS FOR INCREASING TIRE TRACTION UNDER OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS WAS UNDERTAKEN BY NASA. THE PROGRAM INVOLVED MANY ELEMENTS, SUCH AS CONSTRUCTION OF A RESEARCH RUNWAY, SELECTION OF TEST PAVEMENTS, GROOVE PATTERNS AND GROOVING TECHNIQUES, CONTROL OF WATER LEVELS DURING TESTING, SELECTION AND OPERATION OF TEST AIRCRAFT AND DATA ACQUISITION. ON NOVEMBER 18 AND 19, 1968, AT THE LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER, A CONFERENCE WAS HELD TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PERSONS WORKING IN THE AREA TO PRESENT AND DISCUSS THEIR FINDINGS AND OPINIONS. INCLUDED ARE PAPERS ON HIGHWAY TRACTION STUDIES, AND RESULTS FROM STUDIES OF HIGHWAY GROOVING AND TEXTURING CONDUCTED AT THE NASA WALLOPS STATION AND BY SEVERAL STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS. /AUTHOR/

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    • Nasa Sp-5073, 512 PP
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  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00207017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 64 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1994 12:00AM