Field measurements on runway friction decay related to rubber deposits

Surfaces of airport pavements are subject to contamination that can be very dangerous for the movement of aircraft particularly on the runway. A recurrent problem is represented by the deposits of vulcanized rubber of aircraft tires in the touchdown area during landings and lesser during take-offs. This causes a loss of grip that compromises the safety of aircraft movements in take-off and landing operations. This study deals with the surface characteristics decay phenomenon related to contamination from rubber deposits. The experiment was conducted by correlating the pavement surface characteristics, as detected by Grip Tester, to air traffic before and after de-rubberizing operation and two models were constructed for the assessment of functional capacity of the runway before and after the operations de-rubberizing.

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    • © 2016 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press 2016. Abstract reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • De Luca, Mario
    • Abbondati, Francesco
    • Yager, Thomas J
    • Dell’Acqua, Gianluca
  • Publication Date: 2016-4


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 177-182
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  • Accession Number: 01606656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 3:01PM