NASA DIAGONAL-BRAKED TEST VEHICLE EVALUATION OF TRACTION CHARACTERISTICS OF GROOVED AND UNGROOVED RUNWAY SURFACES AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MIAMI, FLORIDA, 8-9 MAY 1973

Two runways were evaluated under artificially wetted conditions with the NASA diagonal-braked vehicle (DBV). Results of the evaluation which included a pavement drainage analysis, a pavement skid resistance analysis, and a DBV wet/dry stopping distance ratio analysis indicated that the ungrooved runway surfaces had poor water drainage characteristics and poor skid resistance under wet conditions at high speeds especially in rubbercoated areas of the runways. Grooving runways to a transverse 1-1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4 inch pattern greatly improved both the water drainage and pavement skid resistance capability of these asphaltic concrete surfaces.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  USA  23665
  • Authors:
    • Horne, W B
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-73912
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1978 12:00AM