The objectives of this report are to identify performance problems observed with the porous friction course (PFC) and to evaluate the effectiveness of the current maintenance and repair practices used. Ten airports, seven commercial and three military, with existing PFC runways were selected for the survey. These PFC airport pavements were built with various materials and construction techniques and had been in place for various lengths of time. The seven commercial airports evaluated are also included in the Federal Aviation Administration National Runway Friction Measurement Program. Conversations with airport personnel, local engineers, and other knowledgeable sources provided information on mix design, construction procedures, and performance problems. Based on the survey, the performance problems were identified and maintenance procedures to correct these problems were investigated. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    Geotechnical Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Shoenberger, J E
  • Publication Date: 1981-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-80-111 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA79WAI-027
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM