North Field '87 Rapid Runway Repair Test Report. Volume 1.
Final rept. 24 Aug-4 Sep 87,
BDM CORP MCLEAN VA
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The North Field 87 Rapid Runway Repair Test, conducted at North Field SC, was a concurrent Developmental Test and Evaluation DTE and Initial Operational Test and Evaluation IOTE of four Rapid Runway Repair system. The DTE portion of the test consisted of a Folded Fiberglass Mat Test and an Upheaval Measurement Test. The Folded Fiberglass Mat Test evaluated the performance of a folded fiberglass mat under aircraft trafficking. Two explosively formed craters were repaired with polyester folded fiberglass mats and trafficked with a maximum of 110 combined F-15 and F-16 aircraft passes. One mat was instrumented to record mat and anchor bolt loads during aircraft trafficking. Instrumentation results are reported in Volume II. Mat anchoring, hinge orientation, and mat reaction to jet blast were also examined. The upheaval measurement test evaluated three methods of determining upheaval. The standard stringline, modified stringline, and Dipstick pavement profiler were evaluated for speed and accuracy. The IOTE tests, including the Hand-Mixed Polymer Spall Repair Test and the Minimum Operating Strip Marking Test, were conducted by the United States Air Force Tactical Air Warfare Center. sdw
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