Accession Number : AD0455562


Title :   TEST RESULTS OF RESEARCH FOR RAPID SITE PREPARATION FOR VTOL AIRCRAFT


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Aug 1962-Aug 1964


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Vasiloff, A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/455562.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : To operate VTOL aircraft in remote front-line areas, sites must be prepared to prevent flying foreign objects from damaging the aircrft. Research was conducted to determine whether any quick-setting soil hardeners could withstand the blast environment of the VTOL afterburner. Samples of numerous materials were tested in a special VTOL test facility consisting of a J-85-5 jet engine with afterburner that could be rotated to a vertical position to duplicate ground conditions imposed by the VTOL jet blast. A fastcuring, sprayable, resin formulation was developed and tested, and full-scale tests were made with an X-14 VTOL aircraft.


Descriptors :   *LANDING FIELDS , *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , PREPARATION , CONCRETE , SOIL MECHANICS , CERAMIC MATERIALS , AIR DROP OPERATIONS , SITE SELECTION , AREA COVERAGE , SPRAYS , RESORCINOL , GLASS TEXTILES , BORIC ACID , SODIUM COMPOUNDS , AFTERBURNERS , TURBOJET ENGINES , FORMALDEHYDE , ISOCYANATES , SILICATES , BLAST , EPOXY RESINS , ZIRCONIUM , DUST , CEMENTS , CONSTRUCTION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE