The performance of the porous friction surfacing (PFS) on a runway at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Dallas, Texas, was evaluated. Runway friction measurements with a mu-meter, field permeability measurements, visual condition surveys, corings of the pavement for determination of asphalt binder properties, and an investigation of aircraft accidents attributed to hydroplaning were accomplished. The results of these investigations show that the porous friction surface is providing (1) a highly skid-resistant surface for high-speed jet aircraft operations; (2) an excellent surface with few visible defects; and (3) a minimum service life of 5 years with a potentially much longer life. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Construction Battalion Center

    Civil Engineering Laboratory, Point Mugu
    Port Hueneme, CA  United States  93043
  • Authors:
    • Brownie, R B
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TN-1487 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM