STATUS OF RUNWAY SLIPPERINESS RESEARCH

Runway slipperiness research performed in the United States and Europe since 1968 has been reviewed. This review suggests the following benefits to the aviation community: Better understanding of the hydroplaning phenomena; a method for predicting aircraft tire performance on wet runways from a ground-vehicle braking test; runway rubber deposits identified as a serious threat to aircraft operational safety; methods developed for removing rubber deposits and restoring runway traction to uncontaminated surface levels; and developed antihydroplaning runway surfaces, such as pavement grooving and porous friction course, which considerably reduce the possibility of encountering aircraft hydroplaning during landings in rainstorms. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 95-121
  • Monograph Title: Skidding Accidents: Ancillary Papers
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025745
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding, HS-021 395
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM