POROUS ASPHALT AIRFIELD SURFACES

Experience records of military airfields paved with porous friction surface (PFS), which are functioning under diverse climatological conditions, have been used to develop recommendations for the design and construction of PFS. Design requirements for an open porous structure are achieved by control of aggregate gradation. A greater degree of construction control is needed for PFS than for conventional asphaltic concrete; because of its higher porosity and lower stability values it requires certain precautions after it is placed in service. Extended freezing conditions and numerous freeze-thaw cycles appear to have little detrimental effect on the surface. It is susceptible to deterioration by fuel spills. Pilots report excellent braking on this surface after three or four days following construction and their reaction to PFS has been consistently favorable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Military Engineers

    800 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • Forrest, J B
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 78-79
  • Serial:
    • Military Engineer
    • Volume: 67
    • Issue Number: 436
    • Publisher: Society of Military Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM