SYSTEM FOR RAPID REPAIR OF DAMAGE AIRFIELD RUNWAYS
A membrance of fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin is used as a trafficable cover over a compacted backfilled crater and crushed stone base to impart strength to the repair and prevent foreign object damage to aircraft. The membrane cover is usually prefabricated from several fiberglass matting layers of chopped fiberglass strands chemically bonded to woven fiberglass roving and impregnated with a polyster resin; an anchoring system consisting of holes along the cover perimeter and torque set rock bolts are used in conjunction with special steel bushings to secure the cover to airfield pavement surrounding the crater.
- Government owned invention, PAT-APPL-6-437 092, supersedes PAT-APPL-6-437 092, AD-D009 985.
Marshall Space Flight CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Huntsville, AL United States 35812
- Springston, Preston S
- Publication Date: 1982-10
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport runways; Fiberglass; Patching; Reinforcement (Engineering); Repairing; Resins
- Uncontrolled Terms: Membranes; Rapid methods; Repairs
- Old TRIS Terms: Membranes (Biology)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Pavements; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods;
- Accession Number: 00394866
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: AD-D011 325/8, PATENT-4 404 244
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM