FRICTION MEASUREMENTS AT DUTCH AIRPORTS. WORKING DAYS ON ROAD ENGINEERING 1990, PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE HELD IN EDE, THE NETHERLANDS, MAY 9-10, 1990. PART 1

STROEFHEIDAMETINGEN OP NEDERLANDSE VLIEGVELDEN

The friction of a runway is one of the most important pavement characteristics that influence aviation safety. Yearly measurements are carried out to obtain the friction values under the authority of Rijksluchtvaartdienst. There are two different kinds of measurements: (1) Measurements for maintenance purposes, to present the structural degradation of the friction values during the life cycle of the pavement. Precise demands are made upon the methods of measurement. (2) Measurements for operational purposes, to obtain the actual friction values during winter operation. Both measurements are described in this paper as is the equipment used for so doing. The measurement equipment that is used is essentially equal for both measurements. Some difficulties concerning the interpretation of the measurement results are presented. These include the need for (international) standardization of friction values; and reliability of the measurement results of a test vehicle in relation to the real conduct of an aeroplane. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 836802. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    CROW

    GALVANISTRAAT 1
    EDE,   Netherlands  NL 6716 AE

    Ministry of Communications, Republic of China

    Highway Research Institute, 12 Bei Huan Xi Lu
    Beijing,   China  100088
  • Authors:
    • Linschoten, E P
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00617143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 37-I
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM