Accession Number : AD1051533

Title :   Wet Weather Crater Repair Technologies for Grooved and Smooth Pavements

Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Personal Author(s) : Bell,Haley P ; Dean,Cecilia L ; Rutland,Craig A

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Report Date : 30 Apr 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A research study was conducted at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS, to evaluate methods for preventing rainfall runoff from entering open bomb craters during wet weather repairs. The study evaluated the use of seven commercial off-the-shelf barriers on both smooth and grooved concrete pavements. Water runoff, particularly in grooved concrete pavements, is one of the greatest challenges for repairing craters in wet weather. Also included in the evaluation was a heavy duty pop-up tent placed over the open repair area. This report presents the technical evaluation of the various water barriers and the pop-up tent using simulated rainfall of approximately 1 in./hr. Results indicate that, along with a pop-up tent, a 6-in.-wide berm of compacted sand is the most effective barrier for grooved and smooth pavements. A polyvinyl tarp is also effective for smooth pavements. A sand berm, polyvinyl tarp, and a pop-up tent are recommended for use as supplemental items by crater repair teams during times of wet weather.

Descriptors :   backfills , concrete , landing fields , precipitation , water resources , heavy duty , pavements , test facilities , water , air force facilities , engineering , materials , tool kits , construction , civil engineering , GROOVING , REPAIR , CRATERS , rain , SATURATED SOILS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE