GEOTEXTILE REINFORCEMENT FOR AIRCRAFT PARKING AND TAXIING FACILITY AREAS SPOT LOCATIONS, EUROPE

In Summer 1986, the need arose for the US Air Force to develop a method for the quick, inexpensive construction of an easily hidden aircraft parking and runway system in Europe. This case history describes the experimental construction of one such parking area during a military training exercise in August 1986. This facility had to be constructed with minimal manpower and almost no equipment; it had to be sufficient to carry fully loaded A-10 aircraft. The site's soil was a light grey, gap graded, medium coarse to very fine sand, with some fine roots and organic material mixed with it. Sand was removed to 150mm depth and later replaced, to install geogrid in two layers, 75mm and 150mm below grade. At the end of installation, the sand was densified by a thorough wetting. Although only rudimentary tests could be made of the strength of the geogrid-soil parking area, the test results showed that it was adequate for support aircraft landing and taking off. For the covering abstract see IRRD 865821.

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    BiTech Publishers, Limited

    173-11860 Hammersmith Way
    Richmond, British Columbia V7A 5G1,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Arman, A
    • GRIFFIN, P M
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-9696924-0-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM