FAA NATIONAL RUNWAY FRICTION MEASUREMENT PROGRAM

Measurements of runway friction, pavement surface conditions and engineering data for 491 runways at 268 U.S. airports are used for statistical analysis to develop guidance materials to ensure the design and maintenance of nonslippery surfaces at United States airports. Friction values are analyzed as they relate to pavement type, texture depth, grooving, and rubber accumulation. The basic concepts of Advisory Circular 150/5320-12 are supported by the data. Corrective maintenance action is recommended for friction values. The results of the contractors findings will be considered in the revision of Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5320-12, Methods for the Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces. (Author)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 171-183

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM