Runway Friction Changes Due to High-Pressure Water-Jet Cleaning Operations, Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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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
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Elastomers and Rubber
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods