Accession Number:

ADA014641

Title:

Runway Friction Changes Due to High-Pressure Water-Jet Cleaning Operations, Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The subject effort was to evaluate a new method of removing rubber from airport runways in terms of its effect on runway surface friction. This rubber removal method consisted of jetting water at high velocities to remove the rubber deposits from the surface. The results of the tests indicated that the contractors equipment and method of operation removed all the above-the-surface rubber deposits, did not visibly damage the runway surface, and increased friction in the rubber-laden aircraft touchdown areas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE