INTERIM REPORT OF FIELD TEST OF EXPEDIENT PAVEMENT REPAIRS (TEST ITEMS 1-15)
This report describes field tests of fifteen materials that showed potential for use in temporary, expedient repair of bomb craters in runways. The test facility consisted of a concrete surface placed over a crushed limestone base which in turn lay over a weak clay subgrade. Three 20-foot by 20-foot square sections were left open in the concrete to serve as test pits. The test facility was so constructed to allow for simulation of small bomb craters in a typical North Atlantic Treaty Organization runway. The test materials were used to repair the "craters" in the pavement. Upon completion of each repair, the resulting surface was tested with a load cart constructed to give the same load that would be experienced from taxiing of a modern fighter aircraft. This report describes the result of each of the tests and identifies areas requiring further research. (Author)
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Air Force Engineering and Services CenterEngineering and Services Laboratory
Tyndall AFB, FL USA 32403
- Rollings, R S
- Publication Date: 1980-3
- Pagination: 118 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport runways; Asphalt; Bituminous coatings; Bombs; Cement; Clay; Compaction; Concrete; Concrete pavements; Crushed limestone; Durability; Landing mats; Loads; Pavement maintenance; Pavements; Repairing; Rocks; Subgrade (Pavements); Time duration; Traffic loads; Trafficability
- Old TRIS Terms: Craters; Short range time
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Materials; Pavements; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods;
- Accession Number: 00318207
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AFESC/ESL-TR-79-08 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM