RUNWAY SURFACE FRICTION CHANGES DUE TO HIGH-PRESSURE WATER-JET RUBBER REMOVAL, CHARLESTON AIRPORT, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

The study determined if the utilization of a new method of removing rubber deposits from an airport runway would change the surface friction of that runway. The method consisted of jetting water at high velocity to hydraulically remove the rubber from the surface. The results of these tests indicated that the equipment used by the runway-cleaning contractor did not damage the runway surface; however, it did not appreciably change the friction characteristics, probably due to the incomplete removal of all rubber deposits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hiering, W A
    • Grisel, C R
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-75-4 Intrm. Rpt, FAA-RD-75-103
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM