This friction course material has been successfully used in both military and civil aerodromes in the U.K. and abroad catering for high speed aircraft where operations call for a high quality, durable, all weather surface largely free from maintenance during its serviceable life. The material specifications state that the aggregates shall be crushed rock of the following groups as classified in BS 812: Granite, Basalt, Gabbro, Hornfels or Porphyry; when tested in accordance with BS 812 its flakiness index shall not exceed 25%, crushing value 16% and water absorption 1.5%. It shall also be subjected to test for soundness and stripping of binder. Details relating to the percentage of fines, binder, and minimum thickness of course are also covered. Comments are made on the preparation of the pavement surface, quality control, maintenance, and benefits of the friction course. The friction course subjected to fuel spillage should be flushed down with water as soon as possible. Repairs to damaged areas should be undertaken with due regard for the sub-surface drainage to the runway with different binders are discussed and current studies are listed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report may be helpful to those interested in the design of pavements for cargo terminals.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Study Centre for Road Construction, Netherlands

    14a Jansbuitensingel
    Arnhem,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Hutson, R M
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 41-47

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Study Centre for Road Construction, Netherlands
  • Report/Paper Numbers: S.C.W. Record 2 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM