RUNWAY FRICTION CHANGES DUE TO HIGH-PRESSURE WATER-JET CLEANING OPERATIONS, HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT, HOUSTON, TEXAS

The subject effort was to evaluate a new method of removing rubber from airport runways in terms of its effect on runway surface friction. This rubber removal method consisted of jetting water at high velocities to remove the rubber deposits from the surface. The results of the tests indicated that the contractor's equipment and method of operation removed all the above-the-surface rubber deposits, did not visibly damage the runway surface, and increased friction in the rubber-laden aircraft touchdown areas. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hiering, W A
    • Grisel, C R
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-129 Intrm Rpt., FAA-NA-75-20
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM