A study was conducted on the use of porous friction courses for airport pavements as a means of alleviating aircraft hydroplaning. The study consisted of laboratory investigation of material requirements and mix design development and a field study of construction control, construction processes, and long-term performance. The laboratory results were correlated where possible with the field observations. Satisfactory performance was obtained with a recommended aggregate gradation. A procedure for obtaining a design asphalt content and field mixing temperature, minimum field permeability values, and laboratory procedures for conducting permeability tests are described. A standard recommended guide specification is also included as an appendix.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research was sponsored by the FAA, Systems Research and Development Service, under interagency agreement.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • White, T D
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Misc Paper S-75-12 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA71WAI-218
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM