Comparison of Performance of Experimental Membranes, Nonskid Compounds, Adhesives, and Earth Anchors with Regard to C-130 Aircraft Operational Requirements
Final rept. Oct 1966-Aug 1969
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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Laboratory and field tests were conducted to evaluate experimental membranes and materials that showed promise of improving the performance of membranes used to surface assault-type airfields for operations of C-130 aircraft. Neoprene-coated nylon fabric and asphalt-coated polypropylene fabric membranes were tested. Fourteen adhesives composed of neoprene resin dispersed in a solvent were evaluated. Twelve commercial nonskid compounds were evaluated using simulated C-130 operations. Fuller 201, Reliance 850-40-AH, and Palmer PM1812-M-1 passed the requirements wet forth in the laboratory and field tests. Four anchor types such as the guy disk-type, two-legged, and arrowhead anchors were evaluated to determine which would be the most suitable for use with membrane-surfaced assault airfields.
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