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Title: Bomb crater repair techniques for permanent airfields. Report 1, Series 1 tests
Authors: Cooksey, David L.
Keywords: Runways
Blast effects
Runway damage
Runway repairs
Bomb craters
Bomb cratering
Bomb crater repairs
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-81-12 rept.1.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A test section with six simulated bomb craters was constructed at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station for the purpose of developing an improved field method of repair and restoration of air base runways damaged by enemy attack. The crater repair materials tested in the reconstruction were a high-quality crushed stone, grouted concrete, portland cement concrete (PCC), and asphaltic concrete (AC). The performances of the different materials were evaluated under full-scale load testings with the F-4 and C-141 aircraft loadings. The gravity grout solution and the high-quality crushed stone method performed beyond required coverage levels and seem to be the two high candidate material systems for further research. The solutions were accomplished with the time, manpower, equipment, and performance constraints of operational requirements.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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