MEASUREMENT OF RUNWAY FRICTION CHARACTERISTICS ON WET, ICY OR SNOW COVERED RUNWAYS

Three methods of measuring runway friction characteristics are described and possible usage of the data obtained is indicated. The information presented reflects the current state-of-the-art for measurement and classification of the relative slipperiness of runway surfaces. The three methods described include: (1) The diagonal-braked vehicle test method for measuring stopping distances on paved surfaces, (2) the Mu Meter method for evaluating runway surface characteristics, and (3) the James Brake Decelerometer method for determining runway slipperiness in the form of a friction coefficient.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Previously announced as N71-26803. Sponsored in part by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Flight Standards Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Publication Date: 1971-4-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-FS-160-65-68-1 Prog. Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM