Accession Number:

ADA012974

Title:

Measurement of Runway Friction Characteristics on Wet, Icy or Snow Covered Runways

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Three methods of measuring runway friction characteristics are described and possible usage of the data obtained is indicated. The information presented reflects the current state-of-the-art for measurement and classification of the relative slipperiness of runway surfaces. The three methods described include 1 The diagonal-braked vehicle test method for measuring stopping distances on paved surfaces, 2 the Mu Meter method for evaluating runway surface characteristics, and 3 the James Brake Decelerometer method for determining runway slipperiness in the form of a friction coefficient.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE