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Title: Wet weather crater repair technologies for grooved and smooth pavements
Authors: Bell, Haley P., 1982-
Dean, Cecilia L.
Rutland, Craig A.
Keywords: Crater
Rain and rainfall
Grooved pavement
Smooth pavement
Runways (Aeronautics)--Maintenance and repair
Blast effect
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/GSL TR-18-6
Abstract: A research study was conducted at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS, to evaluate methods for preventing rainfall runoff from entering open bomb craters during wet weather repairs. The study evaluated the use of seven commercial off-the-shelf barriers on both smooth and grooved concrete pavements. Water runoff, particularly in grooved concrete pavements, is one of the greatest challenges for repairing craters in wet weather. Also included in the evaluation was a heavy duty pop-up tent placed over the open repair area. This report presents the technical evaluation of the various water barriers and the pop-up tent using simulated rainfall of approximately 1 in./hr. Results indicate that, along with a pop-up tent, a 6-in.-wide berm of compacted sand is the most effective barrier for grooved and smooth pavements. A polyvinyl tarp is also effective for smooth pavements. A sand berm, polyvinyl tarp, and a pop-up tent are recommended for use as supplemental items by crater repair teams during times of wet weather.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/GSL TR-18-6
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 67 pages/37.13 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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