The phenomenon of runway touchdown zone rubber buildup is a potentially hazardous problem. Methods and equipment are available for evaluating the wet friction coefficient; however, these methods are expensive and require highly trained personnel. Therefore, most airport andd airbase managers rely exclusively on visual impressions on rubber buildup in lieu of quantitative measurements. Nonetheless, quantitative evaluation techniques are desireable for evaluating rubber buildup. Rubber buildup alters the texture properties of a runway as well as the frictional coefficient. A suggested field evaluation experiment is described in this report to ascertain which of five selected texture measurement techniques are indicative of reduced friction values in pavement areas with rubber buildup. This field experiment is designed to provide quantitative methods for ascertaining rubber buildup. This experiment will also aid in the development of contract specifications for rubber removal. contract specifications for rubber removal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Force Engineering and Services Center

    Engineering and Services Laboratory
    Tyndall AFB, FL  United States  32403
  • Authors:
    • McKeen, R G
    • Lenke, L R
    • Gravl, R A
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

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  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFESC/ESL-TR-84-40, DOT-FAA-PM-84-27
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:57PM