Evaluation of Liquid Binders for Airfield Bomb Damage Repair
Technical Report,24 Apr 1974,30 Jun 1975
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ALBUQUERQUE United States
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A laboratory and a field study were conducted to evaluate the use of an epoxy binder to stabilize a gravel layer for the repair of bomb craters in airfield pavements. The particular repair system investigated consisted of backfilling the crater with ejected debris, sand to within 12 in of the top of the pavement, and a 34-in uniform gravel to the surface. The gravel was stabilized by a liquid epoxy resin which had a cure time of 10 to 15 min. The field test section successfully withstood 100 passes of an F-4 tire loaded to 30,500 lb without any measurable elastic or permanent deflection.