A SUMMARY OF RUNWAY FRICTION CHANGES DUE TO HIGH-PRESSURE WATER-JET CLEANING OPERATIONS AT FOUR AIRPORTS
The subject effort evaluated a new method of removing rubber from concrete 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 indicate that commercial equipment and procedures can be used to remove all the above-the-surface rubber deposits, do not visibly damage the surface, and increase wet runway surface friction in the rubber-laden aircraft touchdown areas.
National Aviation Facilities Experimental CenterFederal Aviation Administration
Atlantic City, NJ USA 08405
- Grisel, C
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Airport runways; Assessments; Cleaning; Concrete; Equipment; Feasibility analysis; Friction; Pavements; Pressure; Rubber; Technology; Texture; Waterjets
- Uncontrolled Terms: High pressure; Removal
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00094470
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-76-66 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-218
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM