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Title: Laboratory and field investigations of small crater repair technologies
Authors: Rollings Engineering.
United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command.
Priddy, Lucy P.
Tingle, Jeb S.
McCaffrey, Timothy J.
Rollings, Raymond S.
Keywords: Airfield damage repair
Polyurethane foam
Rapid setting
Small crater
Runway pavements
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/GSL TR ; 07-27.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: In support of the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) was tasked to develop and test innovative techniques, materials, and equipment for expedient and sustainment repairs of small bomb craters in airfield pavements. This airfield damage repair (ADR) investigation consisted of laboratory testing of selected crater fill and capping materials, as well as full-scale field testing of small crater repairs to evaluate field mixing methods, installation procedures, and repair performance. After 3 hr of cure, each crater was trafficked under controlled traffic conditions to determine the ability of the repairs to support the gross load of an F-15E aircraft. Results of the traffic tests identified multiple repair materials that can be used for expedient and sustainment repairs of concrete airfield pavements. Both the laboratory and full-scale traffic tests were conducted at the ERDC in Vicksburg, MS from February to November 2006. Experimental results were used to develop ADR criteria for rapidly repairing small craters.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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